As I walked back along the trail from the vernal pools at the Watershed Institute, I heard croaking noises coming from among the tall grass. It took me about ten minutes to find it, but my patience was rewarded.
World Water Day is an annual United Nations event, started in 1993, focusing on the importance of water. I attended a free event at the Watershed Institute to celebrate World Water Day. There were games for kids and explorations in the labs. I did not participate in any of the outdoor water-themed arts and crafts, but I did walk along the nearby trail and explored some vernal pools. Ar the Water Bar, I tried a sample of different small cups filled with drinking water from local towns and wells and voted on which one I thought tasted the best. It was a surprise to me that I prefered the local municipal water. I learned about the importance of protecting the local waterways and the various actions I can take to keep our water clean, safe and healthy.