Vermont Drinking Water Week

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Some of the most plentiful and cleanest drinking water on the planet can be found here in Vermont. Our health and well-being are supported by safe and reliable drinking water supplies—and the water professionals working at water treatment facilities across the state. Think about what life would be like without safe and reliable water.

Each year, Vermont Drinking Water Week provides engaging educational opportunities for students in grades 4-6 during Drinking Water Week (the first full week of May).

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Drinking Water Week Fair

The Drinking Water Week Fair is a field trip for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. Join us on Friday, May 17, 2024, at Norwich University in Northfield, VT from 9 am to 2 pm for a day of fun and festivities learning about Vermont’s drinking water and the importance of water in our lives.

Participants will visit multiple stations to engage in hands-on activities that examine the role water plays in their lives, how they can help conserve this vital resource, as well as careers in the water industry. Students are kept active and moving throughout the day—this is not a classroom, sitting type of event. We will be outdoors the whole day and the event takes place rain or shine.

Click here for more information about the Drinking Water Week Fair (PDF)

Vermont Drinking Water Week Fair is FREE thanks to our generous sponsors, grants, and volunteers. Reservations are required due to site limitations and will be capped at the first 250 youth. To register for this event, email vermontdrinkingwaterweek@gmail.com or call 802.660.4988 ext.337. The deadline to register is Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Poster Contest

Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade are invited to submit artwork that reflects this year’s theme: Magic of Water. This is an opportunity for students to think creatively about the importance of water in their lives and our world.

Click here for more information about the poster contest (PDF)

Use this fact sheet to learn more about drinking water and develop your poster.

There will be a winner and honorable mention(s) for each grade level. Winners will receive a prize and be recognized at the Drinking Water Week Fair on May 17.

Submissions are due Friday, April 5, 2024.

Poster Contest Winners

2024 Poster Contest Winners

The theme was Magic of Water. Congrats to the winners!

A drawing of a water drop with eyes and a smile. Underneath is written "Drink more water"

4th grade winner from Fletcher Elementary School

5th grade winner from Pownal Elementary School

A drawing of a water drop with eyes and a smile. Underneath is written "Drink more water"

6th grade winner from Northfield Middle & High School

2023 Poster Contest Winners

The theme was Captain Water Drop.

A drawing of a water drop with eyes and a smile. Underneath is written "Drink more water"

4th grade winner from Fayston Elementary School

5th grade winner (three-way tie) from Pownal Elementary School

5th grade winner (three-way tie) from Pownal Elementary School

5th grade winner (three-way tie) from Fayston Elementary School

6th grade winner, a homeschooled student

2022 Poster Contest Winners

The theme was Water to the Rescue

4th grade winner from Ludlow Elementary School

5th grade winner from Ludlow Elementary School

6th grade winner from Shelburne Community School

2021 Poster Contest Winners

The 2021 theme was Water Is Essential.

4th Grade Winner

5th Grade Winner

6th Grade Winner

2020 Poster Contest Winners

The theme was “Water Sustains…”

4th Grade Winner

5th Grade Winner

6th Grade Winner

PSA

Since Vermont Drinking Water Week couldn’t hold their usual fair in 2020, they put together this fun PSA. Check it out!