It’s the largest festival of its kind in Colorado and it’s taking place right here on the Western Slope.
In its 26th year, more than 2,000 fifth grade students are attending the Western Colorado Children’s Water Festival.
Over 375 water experts from across the state of Colorado are participating in the event, making it the largest festival to date.
The whole purpose is to educate students on the uses of water and the value it has on their everyday lives.
“We got to spray the fire hose and learn about the firefighters and how their equipment works,” said Finn Struwe, Fifth Grade Student.
“We’re hoping that we inspire these students in some aspect and that they go away really having some great knowledge about water,” said Andrea Lopez with the Ute Water Conservancy District.
The festival will continue Tuesday at Colorado Mesa University from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.