NEW LOCATION – CLEAN WATER CELEBRATION – FESTIVAL PARK
Water is a precious source for commerce, recreation and critical community services. It is also a powerful force. Due to the rising flood waters, we need to move the Clean Water Celebration kick off to Festival Park. Festival Park is near our original location, along the riverfront. Below is a map. This celebration will still take place as planned Sunday the 21st at 4:00 PM thanks to the Riverfront Events team and we are looking forward to seeing you there!
Parking is still available above Water Street (which is partially closed) at the Caterpillar lot on Hamilton Blvd. & Water as well as at the Riverplex located at 600 NE Water Street. You can reach me on my cell phone if needed – 309-222-3221.
The Sun Foundation invites students, teachers, community leaders, and the general public to attend the Clean Water Celebration, April 21st and 22nd, 2013. This two day, three event program takes place in three different locations (Peoria Riverfront, GAR Hall, 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 Celebration Environmental Classroom will be held April
21 & 22, 2013.Sunday, April 21 – General public 4:00 pm Opening ceremonies – Gateway Building Fountain – No charge or reservation needed. Parade of Waters and Native American Blessing of the Waters by “Hayna or White Beaver” Sine, elder from the Winnebago Ho-Chunk tribe. You are invited to bring a small container of water from your local surface or groundwater source and be a part of the ceremonies. 5:30 pm – Dinner & Lecture, GAR Hall 416 downtown Peoria, A Call to Action, Stiv Wilson, 5 Gyres Institute, will take us on a journey to the world’s oceans and the Great Lakes. He will show films and photos from his expeditions, discuss the plastic pollution problem found in the world at large and also land based solutions to stop the plastic plague. One part education and one part call to action, his program will enlighten and inspire change. Dinner and lecture $25. Lecture $15. Reservations needed. Please contact Sun Foundation at 309-246-8403 or online http://www.sunfoundatin.org/
Clean Water Celebration Environmental Classroom
Monday, April 22 – School groups and general public.9:00 am – 2:00 pm Peoria Civic Center – No charge. Reservations needed.
ATTENTION!!! FORMS FOR SCHOOLS ARE HERE-DOWNLOAD AND FILL OUT
Return as soon as possible to:
Karen Zuckerman, Hollis School, 5613 W. Tuscarora Rd., Peoria, IL 61607
Fax to: 309-697-1334
Funding may be available to assist in transportation costs. Please see the link below. Funding Application Form 2013 Nominate an outstanding organization or individual for the “Making Waves Award”-let us know who deserves recognition for their contribution to water quality! Making Waves Award Nomination 2013 Please download and fill out the registration form from the link below. Scheduling and funding is on a first come first served basis. Registration Form 2013
Interested in being a CWC Presenter or Exhibitor?
Download and fill out the Presenter or Exhibitor Form:
Please return to:
Karen Zuckerman, Clean Water Celebration
5613 W Tuscarora Road
Peoria, IL 61607
or Fax to Karen Zuckerman 309.697-1334.
Questions? Contact Karen at 309.697.1325 ext. 35 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Exhibitors can register and pay online:
Interested in planning your own Clean Water Celebration? Click Here to learn how
Clean Water Celebration Sponsors
Sponsored by Sun Foundation, Illinois American Water Company, area businesses & corporations