Explore the Wonders of Water During River Legacy Foundation's Virtual Festival Sept. 12
By River Legacy Foundation
Posted on August 06, 2020, August 06, 2020

River Legacy Foundation is partnering with organizations throughout Texas to create a free Virtual W.A.T.E.R. (Water Awareness through Education & Recreation) Festival.

River Legacy Foundation is partnering with organizations throughout Texas to create a free Virtual W.A.T.E.R. (Water Awareness through Education & Recreation) Festival.

This festival can be viewed on River Legacy’s Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo sites at 10 a.m. Sept. 12.

This beloved community festival brings virtual interactive experiences, crafts, contests, and more. Enjoy content for all ages from River Legacy Foundation and other organizations like Texas Parks and Wildlife, The City of Arlington and The City of Arlington Water Utilities, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, Arlington Public Library, Trinity River Authority, and more! The festival will be viewable until Sept. 30.

Families can also pick up free festival kits with more awesome activities and items like craft supplies, coloring books, and water exploration equipment! Kits can be picked up Thursday, Friday, or Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning Aug. 20 and ending Sept. 12. Kits can be picked up at the Nature Center, located at 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, Texas 76006. Available while supplies last.

This Virtual W.A.T.E.R. Festival will also feature the opportunity to win great prizes in a virtual drawing! To enter, take a photo of yourself on, in, or near some form of water. Get creative! After taking your best shot, enter the drawing by sharing it with us on Facebook by tagging @riverlegacyparks and use the hashtag #WaterFestival2020. The contest begins Sept.12 and the deadline to submit your photo is Sept. 30 at midnight. Winners will be notified via Facebook and must pick up their prizes at River Legacy Nature Center.

"Water is the global equalizer.” Says Chad Etheridge, the River Legacy Naturalist organizing the festival. “No matter who we are, no matter where we live, no matter what we do, we all require water for life. It connects each and every one of us. Our W.A.T.E.R. Festival helps us bring that fact to the forefront through fun, educational, and informative activities. Although we are bringing the festival out in a virtual format this year, I think the message will still come through loud and clear. Water is life!"

Interested sponsors should contact Becky Nussbaum Gerro, Director of Development at 817.860.6752, ext. 120 or via e-mail at becky@riverlegacy.org. Interested participants should contact Chad Etheridge, Naturalist at 817.860.6752, ext. 110 or via e-mail at chad@riverlegacy.org.

Explore this wonderful resource with us virtually by visiting www.riverlegacy.org/waterfestival to learn more.

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