Water Wi$e Workshop May 4 in Austin will focus on fun, conservation

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will present a Water Wi$e Workshop from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 4 at Ragsdale Center, St. Edward’s University, 3001 S. Congress Ave. in Austin.

The building is located near the center of the St. Edward’s campus, adjacent to the bookstore. Parking is free and will be clearly marked.

A Water Wi$e workshop to be held May 5 in Austin at the center of St. Edward's university will be a fun and educational event for the entire family, coordinators said. add (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

A Water Wi$e workshop to be held May 4 in Austin at the Ragsdale Center of St. Edward’s university will be a fun and educational event for the entire family, coordinators said. add (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

“The workshop is for anyone who would benefit from information and guidance related to plant selection to conserve water, rainwater harvesting, efficient home irrigation systems, converting landscapes from lawn to ornamental plants and water quality,” said Julie Ansley, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resource agent for Travis County and program coordinator.

Because water conservation is the central topic of the program, many workshop topics will address how attendees can get a “bigger bang for their buck” from their water bill, Ansley said.

Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for youth ages 8-12, including lunch, which provides a vegetarian option. There also will be water conservation-related giveaways.

Ansley said the program also will offer many fun and educational activities and games for youth related to water conservation.

“At the event, kids can learn about area aquifers, rainwater simulation and water conservation at home and school during the program,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity for the whole family to learn more about being ‘water wise’ while having fun together.”

Attendees may register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu. Enter “water” into the keyword field.

 

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