The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) invites the community to World Water Day Celebration on Sunday, March 20, 2022, from 1-5 p.m. The event is a collaborative effort with McAllen Public Utility, whose mission is to provide clean, safe drinking water for many generations to come.
World Water Day takes place each year on March 22 to raise awareness of people who live without access safe water. The event is an opportunity to learn about where our water comes from and how it is treated, along with tips for water conservation.
Discover the importance of water in everyday life through special activities including watercolor Earth painting, watershed demonstrations, and a scavenger hunt. Booths from regional water professionals will be available for visitors to learn about local water sources. After two years of hosting the event online, the museum is welcoming visitors back in-person with free admission for all, sponsored by McAllen Public Utility.
“World Water Day helps us celebrate and learn how to appreciate one of our most precious resources.” shares Jessica Salinas, McAllen Public Utility Water Education and Communication Coordinator. “We all must do our part and stay aware of the issues surrounding water use and conservation.”
Salinas will conduct a presentation on the local water treatment system entitled “From Source to Tap” at 2:00 p.m. Children are welcome to participate in a water-themed storytime at 4:00 p.m. followed by a Water Conservation Hero mask activity.
Pictured: Jessica Salinas with Ali the Alligator welcome visitors to a water systems presentation.