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Wyland Foundation Mobile Learning Center Visits JCSD's 4th Annual "Water is Life" Art Contest Community Vote Day

Post Date:05/14/2018 5:47 PM

Wyland Foundation Mobile Learning Center Visits JCSD's 4th Annual

“Water is Life" Art Contest Community Vote Day

The Wyland Foundation Clean Water Mobile Learning Center is heading to Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) for its “Water is Life” children’s art poster contest Community Vote Day. The public is invited to explore the Wyland Foundation Clean Water Mobile Learning Center’s 1,000 square foot environmental learning exhibition on wheels and take part in the judging of student artwork from the Jurupa Valley and Eastvale area.

Inaugurated in 2012, the “Water Is Life” poster contest encourages students to create artwork celebrating the importance of water in our lives. The 4th Annual Community Choice Awards will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the JCSD Headquarters. On Community Vote Day, two art contest winners will be selected out of roughly 100 entrants – one in grades K-6 and one in grades 7-12. The winners will be recognized by the Board of Directors and receive an iPad mini.

“Each year we add something new to keep the experience exciting and educational. This year we are thrilled to offer the Wyland Foundation Mobile Learning Center,” shared Todd Corbin, JCSD General Manager. “We thought the mobile learning center is a unique and fun way to complement their “Water is Life” art by giving them a different hand’s on learning experience about the importance of water quality and our environment.”

The mobile learning center features a 40-person multisensory theater and six interactive stations. The exhibit delivers a museum-quality science experience that allows students to explore how the quality and availability of water affects the quality of our lives. For more information about the poster contest and other conservation programs, rebates, water-use tips, landscape and classes, please visit our website at www.jcsd.us or call (951) 727-3521.

About JCSD - Founded in 1956, the Jurupa Community Services District is a public governmental agency which provides services and programs to the cities of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale. It is governed by five elected representatives (Board of Directors) from both cities. Serving over 130,000 people in a 40-square-mile area, JCSD provides a variety of community services and programs including water, sewer, street lights, frontage landscape maintenance, graffiti abatement, and parks and recreation services. www.JCSD.us.

About the Wyland Foundation - Founded in 1993 by environmental artist Wyland (best known for his series of 100 monumental marine life murals), the Wyland Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is actively engaged in teaching millions of students around the county about our ocean, rivers, lakes streams, and wetlands. The foundation's latest project, FOCUS (Forests, Oceans, Climate – and us) brings together the U.S. Forest Service, NOAA, and numerous non-profits to teach young people about the future of our water supplies, climate, and global health. www.wylandfoundation.org.

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