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.
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:
See schedule below for times and registration!
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017
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
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.
The 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.
The 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.
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.
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)
|Central Region Groundwater Protection Committee|
|Greater Peoria Sanitary and Sewage District|
|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 Board of Directors|
|Tazewell County Health Department|
|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|
|Joan and Bob Ericksen|
|Steve and Nancy Havera|
|Harry and Jane Hendrickson|
|Terry and John Jacob|
|Lionel and Vilma Kinney|
|Bill and Barbara Lervaag|
|Douglas and Eileen Leunig|
|Dina Lunken, DDS. B.C.|
|Terrance and Joann Quinn|
|Delores and Robert Ritter|
|Patrick and Donna Sloan|
|Dr. Robert A. Williams|
|Karen and Richard Zuckerman|