It’s almost time…just one day until A Walk for Water 2014!
I'm so excited!
at the Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD
Online registration available until noon on May 9 ($12/student, $15/adult, $48 group of 4).
On-site registration opens at ($15/student, $18/adult, $60 group of 4).
The fee is a donation. Everyone will be admitted regardless of ability to pay. Children under six admitted free.
Students can receive up to 4 hours of SSL credit for attending the event.
Please read the Event Day Information and Guidelines for directions and important details.
Here's a pdf version for convenience.
Part of me wants to keep our plans for A Walk for Water a surprise. On the other hand if I don’t tell you maybe you’ll think, “I already did that walk last year” or “Sounds like nothing special”. But let me tell you, A Walk for Water 2014 is nothing like you’ve done before, and it's going to be very special!
I can’t help it — I have to tell you what will be there because I don’t want you to miss it!!
When you arrive, you will receive your “Passport to the Azawak”. You will enter our “Azawak” where you will visit a nomad’s tent. You’ll watch the beautiful practice of making Tuareg tea, and try some, too.
Your children will make a beaded bracelet for themselves, and a second one for a child in the Azawak at our Friendship Exchange. You can both practice writing in the ancient language of Tifinagh.
You and your family can try on traditional clothing, learn how to wrap a Tagelmust (“What’s that?!” you might ask. Come and find out!), and get your photo taken as if you are a nomad family in the Azawak.
When you visit the marketplace you will feast your eyes on beautiful jewelry and leather crafts made by artisans in Amman Imman’s villages. Buy a beautiful hand-dyed scarf for mom for Mother’s Day!
You can try to carry water and get a sense of what it might be like for a child who must haul water everyday. You will learn about water scarcity and climate change through the people that Amman Imman serves, and discover how lives are transformed when water is made abundant and clean.
Have lunch with us! You’ll enjoy traditional homemade African food! We'll also have chips/dips from Cava Grill, mini burritos from Boloco, subs from Subway, healthy snacks from My Organic Market -- all of which you can purchase to support Amman Imman.
We will introduce you to the global and local work of our amazing partners: Oneness-Family School, Dog Meets World, Reel Water Film Festival, Drumming Up from Poverty and the Compost Crew. You'll hear the West African sounds of Kamel Zennia, Hadesh Walet and Michael Kweku Owusu.
There’s no scarcity of fun at A Walk for Water 2014. We'll have a banquet of activities waiting for you morning starting at . You don’t want to miss it!
Wear your mud boots for the trail! It’s happening rain or shine under 10 tents at the Locust Grove Nature Center. See you there!!
Be sure to read the Event Day Information and Guidelines for important information, or download this pdf.
Yours, for the Azawak,