Monday, May 11, 2009

Nebraska Children's Groundwater Festival: Part 1

The Education Cooperative is in Grand Island, Nebraska, this week, at the 21st annual Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival. The festival is sponsored by the Central Platte Natural Resources District.

The one day event is held at the Central Community College, in Grand Island, Nebraska. Today the festivals volunteers and organizers were busy setting up the tents, classrooms and halls for more than 1,000 kids tomorrow morning. The students will start arriving at 8 a.m. and there will be more buses coming in all throughout the day.

The two tents are set up just adjacent to the college’s main building. One tent is for the kids to have their personal pan pizza, sponsored by Pizza Hut. The other tent, known as the Exhibit Hall, is set up with 12 games and activities for students to enjoy during their scheduled time.

Below are a few examples of some of the posters that the students drew during the art contest that was completed a few weeks before the festival.

A few of the volunteers that help make this festival possible.

There is so much more that goes into getting everything ready for the actual day of the festival. We hope you have an idea of the hard work and dedication that are put into organizing a state wide event. The Education Cooperative is looking forward to visiting with the 300+ presenters and volunteers tomorrow at the 2009 Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival.

Last but not least, below are a few pictures taken around the town of Grand Island.

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