Water Week 2021 sponsored by Charlotte Water

“Nothing survives without water.” Come celebrate all things water and learn why clean water sources are key to a healthy environment!

Water Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021

AM Session: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
PM Session: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION TO THE RAPTOR TRAIL ON WATER DAY

FREE timed tickets are now available. Obtain those tickets HERE (choose May 1 from the list of dates). Walk-ups are available only if capacity allows.

Interactive, educational activities designed especially for Water Day will be provided by our community partners:

  • Charlotte Water
  • Catawba Lands Conservancy
  • Catawba Riverkeepers
  • TreesCharlotte

Water Week and Water Day is sponsor by:

Dive deep into the importance of water with these resources:

Watch Carolina Raptor Center’s Avian Adventures YouTube series HERE

  • Episode 4 will answer the question “Why is water so important to wildlife and to people?” Since nothing can survive without water, find out it take to keep our creeks, rivers and lakes clean for the health of wildlife, native plants, fish and the humans that live here. 

Visit the I Heart Water website HERE.

  • Drinking water is essential to life, and drinking more water is a simple way to improve health. However, many folks do not drink enough water and instead turn to sugary drinks to quench their thirst. The I Heart Water initiative goal is to lower the County’s rates of chronic disease & obesity by encouraging residents to adopt water as their go-to drink for life, work and play. 

Explore Charlotte Water’s blog HERE.

  • Charlotte Water is the largest public water and wastewater utility in the Carolinas and has been serving the greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg county since 1889. Their blog serves as a source to keep up-to-date with all the great things Charlotte Water does! Be sure to check in and read about any fun activities, projects, and work that they are doing to provide clean and reliable drinking water. 

Download the WeTap app HERE.

  • WeTap makes the public water fountain easy to find – and helps add new ones to the public data base. Valuing tap water – both the quality and access – is an important step to ensure our water remains safe, tasty, and protected.

Watch this TED Talk about “What would happen if you didn’t drink water?” HERE

  • Water is essentially everywhere in our world, and the average human is composed of between 55 and 60% water. So what role does water play in our bodies, and how much do we actually need to drink to stay healthy? Mia Nacamulli details the health benefits of hydration. Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by Chris Bishop.