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.