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From The Executive Director’s Desk

by | Aug 15, 2022

August Update

In June we announced that we would be implementing a new fundraising campaign, “Make a Splash”. We’re pleased to share that we’ll be launching the campaign at our Cruisin’ Down the River event on Saturday, August 27.

Fundraising Milestones

Make A Splash include a series of milestone events that will be implemented when the corresponding funds have been raised.

$3,000 by 8/27/22

One new water themed museum tour

A new docent tour highlighting water sources and use in the Lower Verde River Valley region

$10,000 by 11/30/22
Exploration Experience water themed off-grounds tour

Development of a tour to explore the Bartlett Dam and experience the role of dams in providing water to desert residents.

$18,000 by 1/31/23
Special Speakers Water Series

A series of several water themed lectures presented by local experts

$25,000 by 2/20/23
Water themed outreach program

A STEAM based outreach program developed to AZ state education standards offered to valley area schools

$30,000 by 3/22/2023

World Water Day celebration

A town-wide celebration including vendors, educational organizations and local water agencies. Nationally acclaimed guest speaker.

Make A Splash Fundraiser $1000

WRA Have Already Made a Splash!

Thanks to a generous $1,000 donation from Western Resource Advocates (WRA), we are a third of our way to our first goal of $3,000. Reaching this goal will support staff and volunteer efforts to develop a new dynamic, interactive, museum tour.

WRA is a regional nonprofit working to help Arizona communities and water utilities adopt smart solutions to reduce demand on the region’s limited water supplies and keep its rivers healthy and flowing. Their support will help us reach the ultimate goal of building a new water conservation exhibit.

Before we reach that long term goal, we’re looking forward to implementing other interesting and exciting programs. These include widening our reach outside of the River of Time walls with a water-themed Exploration Experience tour. We plan to connect with our young people through a traveling exhibit experience that includes outreach curriculum written to STEAM and Arizona state education standards.

The culmination of our 2022-23 campaign will be a celebration of World Water Day which has occurred on March 22 of each year since 1993. In March 2023, the River of Time will sponsor water conservation organizations and educational organizations in a day long festival of water.

We’re looking forward to growing closer to our goal of becoming a major water conservation education center and each of you can be a part of making it happen. Please won’t you join us and “Make A Splash?”

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