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Laurier celebrates World Water Day

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Mar 18/10

Take the plunge and learn about water research at Laurier on Monday, March 22 as the Laurier Institute for Water Science celebrates World Water Day.

Events, displays and presentations are happening throughout the day:

EcoHawks “Out of the Bottle” campaign
Participate in games and environmental education activities for a chance to win a reusable EcoHawks water bottle.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Yellow Fish Road
Come out and get involved by painting yellow fish beside storm drains on campus to remind others what goes into the storm drain gets into our water systems.

When: starts at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Science Building Atrium

Graduate Student Research Presentations
Join the discussion as graduate students talk about their water-related research and studies.

When: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Paul Martin Centre

Graduate Students’ Association presents Poisoned Waters
Watch Poisoned Waters, a documentary by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith, who examines the growing hazards the ecosystem and human health.

When: starts at 4 p.m.
Where: Grad Lounge

Research posters, displays and community booths
Check out a model aquifer to understand the basics of groundwater science and the vulnerability of our water supply, learn about the 300-kilometre long Grand River, test the difference between tap and bottled water, and much more.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Science Building Atrium

The Laurier World Water Day events are sponsored by the Laurier Institute for Water Science, the Cold Regions Research Centre, the Sustainability Office, and the Graduate Students' Association.

For a full list of presentations, download the World Water Day event schedule here.

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