Fawnskin, CA, April 18, 2014 – Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water is joining forces with Project WET to teach families how to take better care of the planet we depend on–especially our liquid assets. Project WET is the world’s leading water education organization, and visitors to the Big Bear Discovery Center Saturday will learn what happens in the water cycle, how they can make a difference to California’s water future, and more.

Admission is free, and kids in grades K-12 who participate in interactive activities on water conservation, including the Upcycle Art Contest, will receive goody bags.

Community organizations–the Sierra Club Big Bear Group, the Garden Club of Big Bear, Bear Valley Electric Service, Big Bear Disposal, the Big Bear Lake Department of Water and Friends of Fawnskin–will also be on site offering educational exhibits and activities showing how to better reduce, reuse and recycle for healthier and more sustainable communities. Here’s one tip: Compost food waste rather than putting it in a garbage disposal.

4/19/14 Big Bear Discovery Center Schedule

Help Restore the San Bernardino National Forest, 9:00am – 3:00pm:
Restoration activity includes seed collection and germination, native plant propagation, noxious weed removal, and planting out on the forest. Meets at the Discovery Center at 9:00am; volunteers should bring a sack lunch, water, work gloves (if available), jacket, and sunscreen.

Project WET Blue Planet Activity, grades K-12, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm:
Using simple math and even simpler tools—your hands—Blue Planet demonstrates how much of Earth’s surface is covered with water; go toss around a globe!

Incredible Journey Activity, grades 5-12, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm:
Explore and discover with the Sierra Club how water moves through the water cycle.

Blue River Activity, grades 4-8, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm:
Learn how climate and weather impact water in rivers and how water moves through a watershed with a fun, whole-body activity.

Nature Hikes,10:30am & 11:30am

Nature Walks, 1:00pm & 2:00pm

Story Time, 12:30pm & 1:30pm