Clean Water Celebration


 

The Sun Foundation invites students, teachers, community leaders, and the general public to attend the Peoria Clean Water Celebration, April 17th and 18th, 2016. 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 17th and 18th, 2016.

PROGRAM DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 2016

Sunday, April 17th – General public

4:00 pm Opening ceremonies – Gateway Building Fountain – No charge or reservation needed.
Opening Ceremonies 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
 
 
 Register Online
 

Lecture details to be announced in February 2016

Lecture Only (Starts @ 5:30) $15

Dinner & Lecture $25

Reservations needed. Reservation deadline April 11, 2016
 

KEYNOTE SESSION (Sunday)

Be A Watershed Hero

What is a watershed? How do our actions on the land impact the rivers? Knowledge is power. The more we know about our options the better choices we can make for the health of our rivers and the blood streams that flow through us. With a panel of four local field ecologists to guide us, we will explore the most recent science and discover ways in which we can make a difference in the health of our watershed! From the land to the wetland, from the creek to the river, we will trace our impact downstream.

 
 
 
 

Clean Water Celebration Environmental Classroom

Monday, April 18– School groups and general public.

9:00 am – 2:00 pm Peoria Civic Center – No charge. Reservations needed.
 

KEYNOTE SESSION (Monday)

Be A Watershed Hero
 
What is a watershed? How do our actions on the land impact the rivers? Knowledge is power. The more we know about our options the better choices we can make for the health of our rivers and the blood streams that flow through us. With a panel of four local field ecologists to guide us, and The Way Down Wanderers to inspire us, we will explore the most recent science and discover ways in which we can make a difference in the health of our watershed! From the land to the wetland, from the creek to the river, we will trace our impact downstream.
 



FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND REGISTRATION FORMS:

 
Application for Financial Assistance for Mason, Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford County Schools to Attend Clean Water Celebration
 

School & Groups Registration Form

Download: 2016 CWC Registration (PDF)

 

 

You may come for the entire day or any part of the day.
 
 

Exhibitor Registration

Where can you find over 3000 students, teachers and business professionals mingling amid exhibits on riverbank erosion, water treatment, wildlife of the wetlands, aquatic life and the benefits of recycling? and all having a fun and educational experience in “the most important environmental classroom in the United States?” It’s at Clean Water Celebration 2014 and you’re invited to participate!Please join us at the Peoria Civic Center on Monday April 20, 2015, as an exhibitor…and watch the magic begin!The Clean Water Celebration is the world’s largest clean water festival (right here in Peoria!) and has become a model for other water festivals across the country.Admission is free to all.Displays for 2016, primarily middle school students who will attend, should have most of the following characteristics:The key element is interactivity. The display should not be a passive picture but a set of tools, a game, a problem to solve, or a skill to learn. As you are designing your display, do not spell out the information; allow the participants a chance to discover the idea for themselves. Set up a problem that encourages them to learn a useful skill. “What can I do?” should be asked and answered by each student.More than 2500 students could view your exhibit. Some will stroll past, passively glancing at your materials, some may stop and ask a question, some will become entirely involved, but your display’s goal is to entice observers to participate or to take a closer look at the tools you have provided. Keep in mind all three levels of participation.Exhibitor booth spaces are 10’x10’ and include 8’ skirted table, 2 chairs, drapery, and a sign.Set-up times are Sunday, 4/17/16– 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Monday, 4/18/16 – 6:00 AM to 8:30 AM
 
Prices are:Non-profit organization exhibit booths @ $110 (for each 10’x10’ space)Business/agencies exhibit booths @ $200 (for each 10’x10’ space)Schools (K-12 and above ) exhibit booths @ $50 (for each 10’x10’ space)Additional tables @ $10 (for each 10’x10’ space)Electrical hook ups @ $40 (for each 10’x10’ space)
 
 
Register Online
 
OR FILL OUT AND SEND IN:Clean Water Celebration Exhibitor Form 2016

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

Clean Water Celebration Sponsors

2016 Sponsors
AMEREN ILLINOIS (c)
AMERICAN WATER
American Water Charitable Foundation
Brucker, Maury
Cargill Incorporated
CATERPILLAR FOUNDATION
CENTRAL REGION GROUNDWATER PROTECTION COMMITTEE
CF INDUSTRIES, INC.
ERICKSEN, ROBERT & JOAN
RUDOLPH HABBEN
STEVE & NANCY HAVERA
HARRY & JANE HENDRICKSEN
GREATER PEORIA SANITARY DISTRICT
THE HIVE
HEART OF ILLINOIS UNITED WAY, INC.
HOWARD AND HOWARD
Illinois EPA
ILLINOIS AMERICAN WATER COMPANY
ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL
KINNEY, LIONEL & VILMA
KOHL’S
LIVING LANDS & WATERS
MARK TWAIN HOTEL
LEUNIG, DOUGLAS & EILEEN
Peoria Civic Center
Peoria Convention and Visitors Bureau
PEORIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
PEORIA COUNTY RESOURCE & RECYCLING CONSERVATION
PEORIA FLAG & DECORATING
VILLAGE OF PEORIA HEIGHTS WATERWORKS
PROSPECT TV & SOUND
Quinn, Jacqueline
Ritter, Delores & Robert
The Sun Foundation
TAZWELL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
TAZWELL COUNTY SOLID WASTE PLANNING
Williams, Dr. Robert
Yager, Patricia
TRI COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNINGS
YANG, EMIKO
ZUCKERMAN, RICHARD W. & KAREN K.

Go Fund Me Donors
217 Heating & Cooling, INC
Tree Surgery
Amanda Bruce
Barb Heer
Brandi Sangunett
Bridget Burke
David Evans
David Wong
Dayla Mamot-Sack
Doug Eckhart
Drew Bolen
Elaine Uhlman
EYM Group
Grace Martin
Herman Weaver
Hope Perkins
Janna Farley
Jeff Due
Jennifer Cavanaugh
Jeremy Jestes
Jetstream Park Model Living
Jim Acklin
John Moritz
Josh Atkinson
Josh Durbin
Jump Start Gymnastics
Ken Troyer
Lopears Holmes
Lori Waugh
Marageret Ring
Mary Young
Paul Brumfield
Paul Stewart
Quentin Smith
Stephanie Hartke
Steve Zhao
Terri Miller
Travis Rose

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