The Central Platte Natural Resources District will host 36 school groups from across the state for the Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at the Central Community College and College Park campuses in Grand Island.
Over 780 fifth-grade students from 17 schools will learn about all aspects of groundwater and its importance to Nebraska by attending six in-depth activities in a classroom-style setting and a stage show.
The event is possible with 100 water and natural resources presenters, and 120 volunteers.
Alyssa Bair will bring members of Barr Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society to assist as classroom guides and Dr. Lauren Schumacher, Academy/Pathway Teacher, will bring 30 Grand Island Senior High students to assist presenters.
Since 1988, the Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival has supplemented groundwater education that students receive through their school curriculum by providing an event where professionals teach hundreds of students in one day. Over 31,000 students have been educated at the Festival.