As people filtered through our festival, at each table they were given a card summarising what they heard. At the last table we stapled those cards together to make a WATER FESTIVAL booklet. Inside were facts about hidden water and how to save our precious resource.
We also tried to make the activities fun and interesting so that people would retain what they learned. We had them build a model of a water molecule out of a marshmallow and jelly tots. We asked them to guess what their weekly water consumption is and then gave them a form to fill in to show what their water footprint actually is.
We gave the teacher who came through with their classes a “teacher resource pack” and asked them to continue teaching their class about water and to share the resources with other teachers at their schools.
We will continue to follow through with our commitment to helping our community become aware of water and the importance of conservation by publishing monthly water-saving tips and competitions in our local newspaper.