May 28 workshop "How Does Your Water Shed?" at Marion Public Library

May 18, 2015

AMES, IA—Everyone lives in a watershed. Do you know your watershed? Do you understand the relationship between surface water and the health of our lakes, rivers and streams? Attend an upcoming workshop to learn more about Iowa quality water issues, how watersheds function, and the human relationship with them.
Water Rocks! and the Marion Public Library are sponsoring a workshop “How Does Your Water Shed?” for those interested in learning about watersheds and water issues affecting us today. The workshop is free and open to the public. It will be held on Thursday, May 28, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Marion Public Library, 1095 6th Ave.
This workshop will include a combination of discussion, videos, and interactive activities to generate dialog and create awareness of local and larger watersheds, as well as water quality issues. Dr. Jacqueline Comito, Water Rocks! and Iowa Learning Farms programs director, will lead the workshop. An anthropologist, Comito works with Iowans of all ages to better appreciate Iowa’s water resources through a variety of outreach methods including film, music, classroom visits and workshops. She has propelled the Water Rocks! and ILF programs to be successful and trusted resources for accurate information on water and soil. Comito is a 2015 recipient of the Environmental Law Institute’s National Wetlands Award for Outreach and Education.
Water Rocks! is a statewide water education campaign that uses a variety of resources to bring awareness and appreciation of water. Through classroom visits, an interactive website, an award-winning computer game, songs, music videos, dogs, enhanced learning activities, teacher/peer mentor workshops and geocaching, Water Rocks! offers an original, light-hearted approach to water issues.
For more information, visit Follow Water Rocks! on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Water Rocks! partners include: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (United States Environmental Protection Agency), Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Water Center, Iowa Learning Farms and personal gifts of support. This cooperative project has been funded in part through Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.