Thursday, March 19, 2009

World Water Day: March 22


World Water Day is this weekend, and there are several water-related events around the city:

- Visit the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday, March 21 for their World Water Day Resource Fair held in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Live from 11am-4pm. View interactive displays, activity stations, and live animals, and see a special performance by the Arm-of-the-Sea puppet theater. For more information, see http://www.amnh.org/programs/specials/worldwaterday/.

- On Sunday, March 22, join UNICEF's Tap Project in Battery Park. This one mile walk will help raise awareness and support for children worldwide who suffer from a lack of readily available clean water.F or more information, see http://inside.unicefusa.org/site/TR?fr_id=1140&pg=entry.

- Take action against water privatization and in support of the right to a clean, safe water supply for all people. Nonprofit group Food & Water Watch is urging the U.S. to declare water a human right at the 5th World Water Forum underway in Istanbul, Turkey. To contact your congresspeople in support of this issue, visit http://action.foodandwaterwatch.org/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=26890.

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