Hundreds of fifth and sixth graders
from Nebraska and Kansas will gather at the South-Central 4-H Camp and Harlan
County Dam on Wednesday and Thursday, April 24-25 for the 2013 Water Jamboree.
The event aims to teach students about our water resources by utilizing activities related to aquatic life, its recreational uses, water quality, non-point source pollution, irrigation, historical events, plants and water, and how water quality affects wildlife.
The first sessions will begin at
about 9:30 a.m., with the Jamboree coming to an end around 2:15 p.m.
The Water Jamboree is a cooperative
effort by the Tri-Basin NRD, Lower Republican NRD, University of Nebraska
Cooperative Extension, the USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service, The
Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, and Kansas State Research and Extension.