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Water Wiser Kids

Explore the H2Olympics

SEE EVENT INFORMATION BELOW

 

By CAROL HILLESTAD
Brodhead Watershed Association

 

How many drops of water can you fit on the head of a penny? Can water “walk” a tightrope? Can you make a floating paper clip sink to the bottom — without touching it?

From 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 18, kids and their grownups take part in the H2Olympics at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Bartonsville. Educator Brian Hardiman will guide elementary-age children as they work alone and in teams at action stations set up in Kettle Creek’s Critter Room.

At each station, kids will explore different properties of water. How does water carry things? Absorb things? Change things? How does water “hold together”? They’ll imagine what the water might do in each situation, then test their hypotheses, observe the results, and sketch what actually happens. Was the hypothesis correct? Why? Why not? What would change the result?

 

The Indoor H2Olympics brings out the natural scientist in every kid. Grownups may be surprised, too!

 

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IF YOU GO: Indoor H2Olympics for kids

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18

WHERE: Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Bartonsville

COST: Free, but registration is required.

DETAILS: Suitable for elementary-age children, who must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

This event is part of the Water Wiser Kids Series sponsored by Brodhead Watershed Association, funded by a Dr. Claus Jordan Endowment Grant from Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Foundation.

 

CONTACT: Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; email info@brodheadwatershed.org.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

There will be more Water Wiser Kids events in 2018 – dates to be determined! Keep an eye on this page for udpates.


 

  • WHAT IS WATER
    WISER KIDS?

 

This is a series of outdoor experiences designed to help children explore the Brodhead watershed. The hands-on activities are conducted by trained educators and will encourage children and their families to get outdoors more and continue to explore on their own.

 

The Water Wiser Kids program is hosted by Brodhead Watershed Association and Kettle Creek Environmental Center. The series is supported by a grant from the Dr. Claus Jordan Endowment Grant, part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Foundation.

 


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