Presenter Information

Presentation Details:  Each class ranges from 15 to 30 students and will have a schedule to follow.  During their 2 1/2 hours at the Festival, they will attend three or four classroom presentations, visit the Exhibit Hall, and have the option to participate in the Quiz Bowl.  Each segment lasts twenty minutes with ten minutes to get to the next presentation.  The morning sessions run from 8:50-11:10 am, and the afternoon sessions run from 11:50 am to 2:10 pm.  The classroom teacher and chaperones accompany the students. It is very important that the classroom presenters adhere to the time schedule.  If a classroom shows up late to your presentation, their presentation should be shortened so that the time schedule is not interrupted for other groups and presenters.

Presenter Details: Presenters are at the heart of the Water Festival.  You bring water to life for the students through the personal experience and interaction they have in the classroom.  Lunch is provided for the presenters and a lounge area with refreshments (including water!) are located in each building for use between presentations.  If there is anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to ask.

Water Connection:  All presentations must be connected to water.  To be effective, your activity should be:

  • Hands on – Each student should be involved with either a hands-on or thinking activity. Students who are involved and use their sense of touch, smell, or taste will remember your message.
  • Appropriate for 4th grade students – Vocabulary and concepts should be kept simple.  If you need presentation suggestions, we have many wonderful resources you may review for ideas to enhance your presentation.
  • Fun and interesting – Use your imagination on what would interest the students.  Create an activity that uses a number of the senses.  We discourage the use of videos or lectures.
  • Factual – Do not provide information that is questionable or exaggerated.

As a committee we are excited about hosting the Water Festival and look forward to seeing you in March.  If you are interested in being a presenter, please fill out and send in the presenter registration.  Please contact us if you have any questions or if we can help with your presentation in any way.