Adventures in Water

Louisville Water hosted students from 24 local public and private schools at its 11th annual Adventures in Water! festival.

Held at Louisville Water Tower Park last week, the free festival welcomed fourth- through seventh-grade students who participated in hands-on water experiments as they rotated through several educational stations provided by Louisville Water and its many community partners.

For instance, students visited a 2,200-gallon tank filled with a variety of Ohio River fish, saw animals from the Louisville Zoo and went inside the WaterWorks Museum. The Louisville Water Men’s Tapping Team was onsite for two days of the festival to demonstrate to students how water gets from a meter in the yard to their home or school.

All of Louisville Water’s community partners focused on how they connect to water. The student in the first photo below, for example, is pushing a ball developed by WaterStep that makes it easy to transport 12.5 gallons of water. Other exhibits demonstrated how water is related to math, science, history, art, literacy, and practical living.

“The festival had a wide variety of stations touching on all topics of water,” said Guidance Counselor Cassie Frantz, who brought fourth- and fifth-graders from Ascension Catholic School. “Having these hands-on activities makes it so inviting for the kids. It is very well organized as well.”

Since 2007, the festival has hosted 195 school groups (about 18,000 students) and 50 community partners as well as more than 700 Ohio River fish.