Clean Water Celebration

Moon lander, art by Pat Rawlings

Artist: Pat Rawlings

The SUN Foundation presents the 25th Clean Water Celebration: Prospecting for Water on the Moon

Clean Water Celebration 2017 will be held on April 23rd and 24th, 2017

Two Days, Three Events for Middle School, High School, and College Students and the General Public!

EXHIBITORS-See below for exhibition opportunities on Monday, April 24th!

Celebrating the Sun Foundation’s Clean Water Environmental Classroom’s 25th year… 56,000 students engaged in learning to become stewards for Planet Earth’s Natural Resources.

For the Clean Water Celebration 25th year Anniversary we discover the many ways we can conserve and restore precious water and natural resources of Planet Earth. Each individual makes a difference. The choices we make today about our most precious resource, water,will determine our direction in the future, be it here on our planet or beyond our solar system. We will adventure with NASA engineer and inventor Dr. Jacqueline Quinn, who is the Payload Manager for the Resource Prospector Mission which is poised to launch in 2021 to the moon to search for subsurface water, hydrogen and other volatiles. Like pioneers of the past, humans settling deep space must be able to produce their food source and fuel wherever they may be, whether on the moon, the moons of Mars or on the red planet itself. Dr. Quinn will also address careers and opportunities for students at NASA.

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Dr. Jacqueline Quinn, NASA Engineer, Inventor, and Payload Manager for NASA Resource Prospector mission, of which RESOLVE is the name of the Science Payload.

Dr. Jacqueline Quinn, NASA Engineer, inventor, & Payload Manager for NASA Resource Prospector mission (Science Payload RESOLVE) will present an overview of the mission to be launched as early as 2021. A three day journey from Earth to the Moon, the lander will set down on the lunar surface and deploy a rover carrying the In Situ Resource Utilization  (ISRU) instruments to search for subsurface water, hydrogen and other volatiles. Dr. Quinn will also address careers and opportunities for students at NASA.

The Payload Project Manager has the leadership responsibility for developing the payload in its entirety, from requirements definition, through design, fabrication and testing. The Payload managers control the budget and schedule for RP’s payload, which is expected to cost close to $60M.

See here for further information about the NASA Mission:

How A Small NASA Mission Might Change the Course of Space Exploration

NASA Resource Prospector Mission (Science Payload RESOLVE)

See schedule below for times and registration!


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SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017

OPENING CEREMONIES

Peoria Riverfront

4:00 PM outside the Gateway Building, 200 NE Water St..

– (FREE!) Public invited Donations accepted.

Parade of Waters and Native American Blessing of the Waters by Jimmy Lakota and Brian Fox Ellis. Bring a small container of water from your local surface or groundwater source. A photograph will be taken of all present, former participants and alumni of the Clean Water Program following the Parade of waters.


SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017

KEYNOTE DINNER 5:30 pm

LECTURE 6:30 pm

Trailside Event Center (Trefzger’s), 4416 North Prospect, Peoria Heights

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prospecting for Water on the Moon

Dr. Jacqueline Quinn, NASA Engineer, inventor, & Payload Manager for NASA Resource Prospector will present an overview of the mission to be launched as early as 2021. A three day journey from Earth to the Moon, the lander will set down on the lunar surface and deploy a rover carrying the In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) instruments to search for subsurface water, hydrogen and other volatiles. Dr. Quinn will also address careers and opportunities for college and high school students at NASA.

Dinner & Lecture               Adults $25, Students $15

Lecture Only (6:30 p.m.)    FREE. Donations accepted

Please register online (see button below) or by phone (309-246-8403).

Limited walk-ins available

Reservations & Payment to:

The Sun Foundation

1276 Sun Road

Washburn, IL 61570

or via the registration button below.

Deadline for Reservation April 15

Register Online

 

 


MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

Clean Water Celebration Environmental Classroom

For Middle and High Schools and Groups (FREE)

Public is invited (FREE) Donations accepted.

Peoria Civic Center 201 SW Jefferson Ave. Peoria

Interactive exhibits, streams & breakout sessions: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

No pre-registration required for the general public, schools are asked to pre-register to schedule their session choices (Registration form for schools and groups will be posted below by 01/16/17 )

Keynote Sessions: 9 and 11am

“Prospecting for Water on the Moon” – Dr. Jacqueline Quinn, NASA Engineer, inventor, & Payload Manager for NASA Resource Prospector will present an overview of the mission to be launched as early as 2021. A three day journey from Earth to the Moon, the lander will set down on the lunar surface and deploy a rover carrying the In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) instruments to search for subsurface water, hydrogen and other volatiles.

Dr. Quinn will also address careers and opportunities for students at NASA and how she became an inventor and engineer.

In addition, “Route 66”, the premiere Jazz Choir at Pontiac Township High School, will be performing at both Monday Keynote Sessions. Established in 2011, this ensemble has quickly grown a reputation for fun, entertaining and engaging performances. Singing music from the styles of jazz, pop, blues and musical theatre, “Route 66” is looking forward to performing at the 2017 CWC!

The “Making Waves” award in recognition of outstanding work for the environment and water resources for area schools, individuals, and businesses will also be presented.


SCHOOL APPLICATIONS

CLEAN WATER CELEBRATION SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM

MASON, PEORIA, TAZEWELL, AND WOODFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS APPLICATION FORM FOR REQUESTING FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO ATTEND THE SUN FOUNDATION CLEAN WATER CELEBRATION

 

E-mail: info@sunfoundation.org

 


img_2672The Sun Foundation invites students, teachers, community leaders, and the general public to attend the Peoria Clean Water Celebration, April 23rd and 24th. This two day, three event program takes place in three different locations (Peoria Riverfront, Trailside Event Center, and Peoria Civic Center). Clean Water Celebration encourages us to learn to improve water quality, to think critically and creatively about adequate and safe water supplies, and to promote the wise use of natural resources.

img_3610The Clean Water Celebration is a conference for middle/high school students, general public and focuses on water. Keynote sessions are presented to large audiences or these students to create a base of knowledge that will help them be better waste stewards. Smaller breakout sessions focus on specific water quality issues that teachers can choose for their classes to study.

 

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Clean Water Exhibitors:

Here is the registration form for Exhibitors wishing to have booths at the Clean Water Celebration.  Exhibitions will be held on April 24th, with setup times available on both the 23rd and 24th.

Clean Water Celebration Exhibitor Form 2017 (print out and send in with a check)

OR

Register Online

 

 

 

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Interested in planning your own Clean Water Celebration? Click Here to learn how 

Clean Water Celebration Sponsors-THANK YOU!

 2017 Sponsors (Donations received by January 1, 2017)
(Alphabetical Order)
Companies:
Ameren Illinois
Cargill
Caterpillar Foundation
Central Region Groundwater Protection Committee
CF Industries
Eureka Savings
Greater Peoria Sanitary and Sewage District
The Hive
Howard and Howard
 Illinois American Water Company
 Illinois Arts Council
 Kohls (Peoria and East Peoria stores)
 Living Lands and Waters
 Maui Jim, Inc.
 Mark Twain Hotel
 Miles Hauter Foundation
Muir Family Fund
 Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
 Peoria Civic Center
 Peoria County Recycling and Resource Conservation
 Peoria Flag and Decorating
 Prospect TV and Sound
 Regional Office of Education 48
Sun Foundation
Sun Foundation Board of Directors
 Tazewell County Health Department
 Trailside Center
 Tazewell County Solid Waste Planning
 Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
University of Illinois Extension
 Village of Hennepin
 Winter Warming Children’s Program’s Fundraising Event Committee
 Individuals:
 Charles Allen
 Maury Brucker
 Joan and Bob Ericksen
 Rudolph Habben
 Steve and Nancy Havera
 Harry and Jane Hendrickson
 Terry and John Jacob
 Cindy Jones
Lionel and Vilma Kinney
 Bill and Barbara Lervaag
 Douglas and Eileen Leunig
Dina Lunken, DDS. B.C.
 Elliot Murray
 Terrance and Joann Quinn
 Delores and Robert Ritter
Kelly Seed
 Patrick and Donna Sloan
 Dr. Robert A. Williams
 Emiko Yang
 Karen and Richard Zuckerman