World Water Day 2024

Celebrating World Water Day 2024!

This year the City of Sedona, Oak Creek Watershed Council, and Arizona Water Company are hosting a World Water Day event for the people in Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek! Our goal is to bring together local organizations and vendors to provide water resource education to the public in a fun outdoor setting.

Event Details

Join us on Friday, March 22nd from 9:30am to 1pm at the Crescent Moon Picnic Site (333 Red Rock Crossing Rd) for some fun-filled, family activities. The following activities will be hosted for this event:

 Tiny Wildlife – Macroinvertebrate Survey

Join the Oak Creek Watershed Council for hands-on science in the creek! In this activity, you will meet some of the macroinvertebrates that call Oak Creek home, and learn about their role in the greater Oak Creek ecosystems.

 

You’ll join a scientist from the Oak Creek Watershed Council and participate in a hands-on survey, where we’ll count and identify live macroinvertebrates. Afterwards we’ll have a brief discussion about why we do these surveys and what they tell us about the overall health of the creek! All survey equipment will be provided, but participants should be prepared to get hands and feet wet, and any kids under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

 Lessons in Groundwater

Join Arizona Water Company for an engaging lesson! This hands-on activity will teach you about how water moves in the pore spaces underground, the different types of wells used for groundwater, and you’ll even try your hand at being a pump. This part of the activity uses a cross section model of a groundwater system. Afterwards, participants will be split into small groups to understand the connection between surface water and groundwater, and how pumping one of these sources affects the others.

 Solutions for Stormwater Pollution!

Join the City of Sedona for a demonstration activity about stormwater runoff! During this hands-on activity, you will get a chance to interact with a miniature version of a city to visualize where exactly pollutants go after it rains. In another hands-on simulation, learn about the critical role the floodplains play for the Oak Creek Watershed. Learn how human activity and development have an important role to play in protecting our waters.

Schedule and Registration

Each of these lessons will be taught multiple times throughout the event at the different time intervals so attendees can mix and match when they want to do the activities. See below for the event schedule:

o 9:30 am – 10:15 am – circuit 1

o 10:30 am – 11:15 am – circuit 2

o 11:30 am – 12:25 pm – circuit 3

o 12:25 pm – 1:00 pm – Extra time for follow-up questions and to revisit other circuits

 Registration is not required but preferred! Sign up with this Eventbrite link:

 

  • Feeling spontaneous? You are welcome to show up the day of!

Questions? Email them to [email protected]