Go with the flow and travel the globe in celebration of World Water Day on Saturday, March 22 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Stewardship Center in West Creek Reservation in Parma. Have fun learning about important global and local watershed issues such as urban runoff and access to fresh drinking water while �traveling� to China, Greenland, the Philippines, Serbia and Uganda without ever packing a suitcase. Your adventure begins once you receive your World Water Day Passport.
With your passport in hand, navigate your way around the center and visit five global watershed regions, each with a different water issue. As you visit each region, you'll learn about a water issue through a hands-on activity or make-n-take craft, see an example of a solution and discover a parallel watershed issue here in the United States. To commemorate your trip around the world, collect all five regional stamps in your passport and have your passport picture taken inside the photo booth.
Your journey continues as you explore the �H2O Solutions" area. See examples of how you can conserve water at home or in your own back yard by installing a low-flow shower head, rain barrel or rain chain.
Enjoy other indoor activities including a free screening of the documentary �Making Waves 2014� sponsored by Drink Local Drink Tap. Cleveland Metroparks naturalist and cultural historian Foster Brown will provide musical entertainment. See a NASA fuel cell demonstration and a water cycle video presentation by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. Venture outside the center to go on a hike, take a wagon-ride tour and watch a World Water Day water sampling demonstration.
Prior to the start of World Water Day, become trained as a weather spotter through free SKYWARN Training by the National Weather Service from 10 a.m. to noon at the Watershed Stewardship Center. Learn the basics of thunderstorm development, how to recognize tornados, fundamentals of storm structure and severe weather safety. Registration is not required however seating is limited.
The Watershed Stewardship Center in West Creek Reservation is located at 2277 W. Ridgewood Drive, between State and Broadview roads in Parma. The center is the only Cleveland Metroparks education facility dedicated to the science of healthy watersheds with a focus on research and sustainable action.
Cleveland Metroparks World Water Day partners include the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and West Creek Conservancy.
For more information, call 440-887-1968 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Learn about water's role throughout the world and in your neighborhood at the Watershed Stewardship Center of Cleveland Metroparks - Discover, Enjoy, Protect!
SUE ALLEN - 216-635-3338, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLLY KECK -216-635-3253, email@example.com