Clinton River Watershed Festival!
The Clinton River Water Festival is looking for volunteers on Friday, May 16, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. If you volunteer, you receive a free Water Festival T-shirt, breakfast and lunch. Your responsibility is to serve as a campus guide to one class of elementary school-aged children from all over Oakland County. Approximately 1500 students and their teachers attend. They are participating in a full-day educational experience to learn about the central role water and the Clinton Rivers plays within their region. The children are a lot of fun and very inquisitive. It's even educational for you too!
Update for Volunteers: Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!! for your willingness to volunteer at this year's Clinton River Water Festival. Here are the details about volunteering:
1. This is a friendly reminder that you are volunteering for the whole day session on Friday, May 16, starting at 8:00 a.m. Please note: You will probably be done volunteering before 3:00 p.m.
2. Please report to the Gold Rooms of the Oakland Center at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast and additional instructions. The registration tent will be set up in front of Wilson Hall. The school buses will begin arriving around 8:50 a.m.
3. You may be asked to assist the presenters with getting their equipment to their workshop sites.
4. Your primary responsibility is to serve as a host for one class of students and adults (teacher and parents) and guide them to their educational sessions located in South Foundation Hall, the Oakland Center, and/or outdoors. You will be provided maps of where the educational sessions are located around the main campus. You are to stay with your assigned class throughout the day, except lunch.
5. Your first responsibility is going to take the class to the area where they will drop off their lunches in South Foundation Hall (if they brought them) and then take them to their first session.
6. Another responsibility is to take the students and adults on a mini-campus tour during one of their scheduled sessions. The mini-campus tour is only 25 minutes long which includes walking time from one location to the next. Tentatively, you have four locations where to take them: 1. The lower level of the Oakland Center; 2. University Housing, specifically Hamlin Hall to tour the showcase room; 3. Campus Recreation Center, and 4. The third floor of the parking structure overlooking the athletic fields. Depending on time and interest, you can choose which campus location to take them to visit. More details on what to highlight on these tours will be made available on Friday morning.
7. Please bring your OU student I.D. You will need your OU student I.D. to enter the Campus Recreation Center. Only you will need to present your OU student I.D. to the main desk. You will be asked to provide a count to the main desk of how many students and adults are accompanying you into the Campus Recreation Center.
8. You will be taking a lunch break separate from the students, teachers and adults in the Gold Rooms. Lunch is provided.
9. At the end of the day, you will need to remind the classroom teachers to fill out the evaluation form before leaving campus in order to receive their teacher giveaways from OU.
10. Have fun!!! The Water Festival takes place come rain or come shine. Remember, it's Michigan weather!!! Dress appropriately and respectfully. You will be receiving a Water Festival T-shirt. Wear comfortable shoes. The weather forecast for Friday is party cloudy, occasional showers possible (30%), and highs in the upper 50s (58).
Any questions or concerns, please feel to call me at 248-370-4332 or email me back at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let me know if your plans have changed and you cannot volunteer on Friday. I will keep you updated if there are any major changes with the day's schedule.
You are very much appreciated for your generosity of time, energy, enthusiasm, and the OU pride you will be sharing with the fifth graders visiting OU's campus this Friday!!!