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For Immediate Release
November 19, 2020


Jim Martin, Public Information Officer
(603) 568-9777 |

The New Hampshire Drinking Water Festival Will Be Virtual in 2021, for Grades 3-5

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Drinking Water Festival has educated and inspired fourth graders to conserve and protect our water resources for 27 years. To keep everyone safe, the 2021 festival is moving online, and to support teachers, students and parents, free online resources will be available March through July.

Major themes of the Drinking Water Festival include the water cycle, watersheds, groundwater, wildlife and the human water cycle. Lessons connect with student’s daily lives and explore how they can keep water clean. The online lessons and activities are designed for students in grades 3 to 5, but with the timeless importance of clean water, students in other grades will also benefit from them. Students in grades 3 to 5 are invited to participate in this year’s Water Poetry Contest. This is a great opportunity to incorporate the language arts and water science.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Lara Hooper, NHDES Water Education Coordinator at