It’s World Water Day, an occasion to celebrate the miraculous liquid that bathes more than 2/3 of our planet and sustains all life.
We’re continuing the fiesta de agua all year long as we look toward
Geography Awareness Week 2010: “Freshwater.” Check out the March
edition of the newsletter for more information on what’s in store for November 14-20.
But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, here are our picks for the top 5 ways to celebrate liquid life today, World Water Day.
1. Check out National Geographic magazine in all its watery blue glory.
In recognition of World Water Day, National Geographic magazine will offer a free interactive version of its April single-topic issue, Water: Our Thirsty World. Between March 22 and April 2, anyone can visit nationalgeographic.com/freshwater to download the April issue for free. In addition to all the material in the print issue, readers of the digital issue will get animated images, photo slide shows, and more.
We encourage you to take advantage of the special, limited-time offer; after April 2 access to the new e-zine will cost you $5.95 an issue. Be one of the first to experience this innovative technology and tell us here on the blog what you think!
2. Join the World’s Longest Toilet Queue.
This is a Guinness World Records attempt that might just be quirky enough to create real change. Join the queue
(waiting line) online to take a stand for water sanitation. Simply
choose a colorful icon to represent yourself and a message–mine says,
“Everyone has the right to taps and toilets.” You will be added to a
virtual global queue of water rights advocates.
3. Find 5 ways to reduce your water use.
Use this list of more than 100 suggestions as a guide and tell us which 5 you chose.
4. Tell us which freshwater topics to cover during Geography Awareness Week.
Ok, we know this one is a little self-serving, but your input will help us provide you with the best water activities, games, challenges, and other resources come November. Thank you!
5. Teachers: Help your students make the water-energy connection.
Register now to participate in April’s National Environmental Education Week, Be Water and Energy Wise, and learn more about this opportunity to deepen your students’ understanding of water-energy issues here on the blog.
6. Do NOT watch “Waterworld.”
don’t recommend watching this 90s-era, D-list action flick–unless the
rain is keeping you holed up inside with nothing else to do!
Sarah Jane for My Wonderful World