Athens Water Festival in a Box
In 2020, the Athens Water Festival looked a little different. Participants received mailed boxes filled with hands-on activities and goodies. Download the activities included in the box below!
Waste Reduction Sorting - ACC Recycling Division
This is a go-to game at many of our community events, but this version has been adapted for you to do at home with your family! When you open the folded page, cut off the right side and cut out each of the boxes on the right (either with or without the description words below each box). Then glue or tape each box in the correct category on the left hand page. There are four main facilities in Athens where you can send or bring your materials - the ACC Landfill, Recycling Facility, Composting Operation, and CHaRM.
My Athens Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt - Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
Explore your neighborhood and spot the items in the scavenger hunt. Check them off or take a picture. Use the gloves and bag to pick up litter you see to keep your neighborhood beautiful and protect your local waterways.
Edible Compost Recipe & Make Your Own Seedling Pots - ACC Extension Master Composters and Master Gardeners
Make edible compost, yes we said edible...yum! Also, create seedling pots from newspaper! Try planting a wildflower in the pot. Most wildflowers are adapted to a certain amount of dryness so you shouldn't have to water them too much.
Athens Water Avengers - UGA EcoReach
Float or Sink - UGA EcoReach
Water Cycle in a Bag - UGA EcoReach
EcoReach Online Resources - UGA EcoReach
The purpose of this program is to connect graduate, undergraduate, and professional ecologists at the University of Georgia with school-age children in order to heighten awareness of the science of ecology and environmental issues. By interacting with young people, we hope to raise awareness and enthusiasm for science, while supplementing the schools’ curriculum to meet objectives in the state curriculum guidelines.
A Home for Tortuga - ACC Stormwater
Help the Stormwater turtle mascot, Tortuga, find an aquatic home that is free from pollutants.
Crumple Watershed - ACC Stormwater
This activity is meant to help you visualize how water moves throughout our environment when it rains. We have several videos on our website, www.accgov.com/stormwater, that will give you some background on watersheds and why we care about where all of that water goes.
Water for You and Me (English) - ACC Water Conservation Office
Water for You and Me (Spanish) - ACC Water Conservation Office
This book follows Bridger the water dog as Bridger explores our wonderful world of water!
Water Properties - ACC Water Conservation Office
Water is truly magical. The nature of water molecules causes it to be attracted to other water molecules as well as molecules of other substances. Check out the video which details the various water properties known as cohesion, adhesion, and surface tension. Test out the activities for yourself using this worksheet.
Pencil Science - ACC Water Conservation Office
Join Lily Anne Phibian in an experiment with the potential to go very wrong. As a sharpened pencil is pushed through a Ziploc bag full of water, Lily Anne sits underneath the bag hoping no water leaks on her head.
Join Lily Anne Phibian in an experiment with the potential to go very wrong. As a sharpened pencil is pushed through a Ziploc bag full of water, Lily Anne si...