Saturday, March 19, 2011

Need something To Do Saturday?

Posted By on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 7:00 AM

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The theme for World Water Day this year is Water For Our Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge. In our own fair city, the celebration is happening at the Boise WaterShed, where festivities include the unveiling of a new permeable-pavement parking area, in addition to lots of water-based activities to keep little ones entertained while they learn the importance of conserving that precious natural resource.

Local artist Matt Laurance will lead a safari to his elephant sculpture made out of mud and then back into the exhibit hall where kids can make their own water-centric artwork. They'll get messy creating mud art, colorful rain sticks and musical wave makers, but clean-up should be a piece of cake considering the reason for the festivities in the first place.

Activities rounding out the celebration include a performance by TRICA’s Leap Troupe dancers and a tour of the wastewater treatment plant at 1 p.m. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes if you want to participate in the tour. And finally, stop by the U.S. Geological Survey booth to learn how to support water resource management in Iraq and about global water projects from the Treasure Valley Engineers Without Borders.

The party starts at the Boise WaterShed at 10 a.m. and is FREE to attend.

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