Historically Centro Cultural de la Raza and WorldBeat Center were designed and served as water towers during WWII. To celebrate their mutual water history and Balboa Park’s Centennial both centers are presenting World Water Day and featuring the Watair installations.
On March 22nd, World Water Day, join us with Unify, UPLIFT, and The Shift Network for #LoveWater on World Water Day, March 22 for a global synchronized water blessing, meditation, and showcase of water luminaries. At 6pm PST millions will be uniting in a moment of intention for the waters of our world and the creatures that inhabit them. It’ll be a day for people across the world to raise awareness about the sacred nature of water, our most precious resource.
Indoors Activities 12pm-7pm Featuring
Afro- Cuban Percussion and Dance
Local Water Activist Speakers
Tibetan Bell Meditation
Webcast viewing of #LoveWater global ceremonies
Education on Water Conservation
Free Alkaline Water
Atmospheric Water Generators demonstration sponsored by Wattair and EcoloBlue
Outdoor Activities 11AM-3PM Featuring
Children’s Water Conservation Poster Painting w/ artist Maria Cruz
Storytelling by Alice Cooper
Educational Hands on Activites
World Water Day:
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. 22 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world shining the spotlight on a different issue every year.
In 2015, the theme for World Water Day is ‘Water and Sustainable Development’. It’s about how water links to all areas we need to consider to create the future we want.
Each year, UN-Water provides resources to inspire celebrations for World Water Day.
To learn more visit www.unwater.org
Children’s Poster Contest
CALLING ALL FAMILIES: Bring the children to paint posters on World Water Day, Sunday March 22, 11am-3pm on the lawn between WorldBeat Center and Centro. SHOW US CREATIVE WAYS TO USE LESS WATER. We will provide the poster paper. Bring your own poster paint, crayons, and markers! We will mail your posters to the contests headquarters at no cost to you.
Children can paint or draw for fun or become a part of the following contests:
1) Calling all 1st through 6th grade students…the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department is looking for the next Picasso. This year’s poster theme: Waste No Water Now.
Open to the cities of San Diego, Coronado, and Imperial Beach public, private and home-schooled.
2) It’s easy for all Californians—young and old—to save water every day. Harness the creativity of your 4th and 5th grade students while fulfilling state standards. Students are invited to invent fun and unique ways to reduce water use and illustrate their best idea with an original poster design.
The contest aims to educate students about the serious matter of California’s drought, and to help raise awareness of everyday water conservation practices through the arts and creativity. Join us in Conservation Creativity Challenge Poster Contest.