Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring Is Here!

Robins are once again out hopping across lawns, the green tips of tulip leaves have pushed through the thawed earth, and gardens and fields are being prepped for planting. In Nebraska these are signs of spring.

At The Groundwater Foundation (TGF) a full calendar of events and outreach opportunities is our sign spring has arrived. Every spring far more invitations to share our message and teach others about groundwater are presented to us then we can accept. It is great so many opportunities are available for youth and adults to learn more about nature, natural resources, and build an appreciation for our Earth.

This year TGF will be participating in the following events:

  • Earth Wellness Festival, Lincoln, NE, March 30th and 31st
  • High School Career Fair, Lincoln, NE – Be a Hydrogeologist for a Day, April 7th
  • National Environmental Education Week – Be Water Wise in School: Science that Impacts Your Campus, April 12th – 18th. For more information visit, and
  • Science Olympiad Nebraska State Tournament, Lincoln, NE, April 18th
  • Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Expo, Platte River State Park, April 22nd and 23rd
  • Gifford Farm’s Nature Day, Bellevue, NE, April 25th. Learn more about this public event at
  • Family Nature Night, Lincoln, NE, April 30th
  • Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival, Grand Island, NE, May 12th
  • Adventure’s in H2O! Bright Lights Camp, Lincoln, NE, June 15th – 19th. Learn more about this camp and how to register at

What are you planning to do to this spring to celebrate nature, water, and our Earth? Are there special events planned for your community? Remember Earth Day is April 22nd and National Arbor Day in on April 24th.

Happy spring to all!

1 comment:

Mission Springs Water District said...

Mission Springs Water District (MSWD), a Groundwater Guardian Affiliate in Desert Hot Springs, CA, will be participating in an Earth Day celebration called Party for the Planet.

MSWD will host an information booth at the Party and will distribute information about the importance of water conservation, especially in the landscape, where most water usage occurs in a typical Coachella Valley household.

Party for the Planet will be held at The Living Desert in Palm Desert, CA on April 25, 2009.

Prior to that, the MSWD booth will be at the Coachella Valley Energy Summit on April 17, 2009 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

MSWD is also holding a poster contest for 4th - 6th grade classrooms in Desert Hot Springs in honor of National Drinking Water Week, May 3-9, 2009. The theme of this year's contest is "What Does Water Conservation Mean?" For a look at last year's winning posters, check out the MSWD web site poster contest page.