The Lake Champlain Basin Program, Champlain Centre Mall, and the Champlain Basin Education Initiative invite the public to participate in a World Water Day Celebration on Saturday, March 18th beginning at 11 AM. Shoppers may view student works about local water resources and interact with more than 20 organizations which will host exhibits and hands-on activities celebrating water resources.
A special showing of No Other Lake, a locally produced 39-minute film, will air at Regal Cinemas at 11 AM. This event is FREE for the public and the film producer will be present to introduce the film and answer questions.
Mall guests will be able to explore how river systems flow and how streambanks erode during flood events through a hands-on model, dive deeper into aquatic invasive species and learn why the round goby poses a threat to our ecosystem, participate in a youth art project, complete quests on a giant watershed map of the Lake Champlain basin, explore how scientists interpret science through art in the Wool and Water exhibit, learn how to protect drinking water supplies and extend the life of their septic systems through proper maintenance, explore new lawncare practices, learn about cyanobacteria, practice casting for fish, and more.