Water Discovery Day 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Join us for the second annual Water Discovery Day on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Drop by to get to know your H2O and meet Alexandria’s water transformers. Go behind the water cycle scene at our block party as you explore, learn and create!

Register before September 30 and get a free snack ticket!


Some activities require advance registration so be sure to use the links below.

Rain Barrel Workshop

Provide your plants with the water they need while saving money and conserving water resources. The team from the Alexandria Transportation and Environmental Services and their partners will guide you as you build-your-own rain barrel and offer best practices for maintaining your rain barrel. Cost for a build-your-own barrel is $55 for each barrel. You can pay using PayPal, credit card, or by check. Limit 2 rain barrels per household at each workshop. Register here: http://bit.ly/BuildABarrel

Walking Tours at AlexRenew (Tours are currently full. Ask about adding your name to the waiting list on the day of the event.)

Do you know what happens to water after it leaves your home? Follow the water flow by taking a tour of your local water-cleaning facility. Tour participants must be ten years old or older and able to walk around an industrial facility. For safety, all participants need to wear closed toe shoes walk the facility. We are offering one morning tour and one afternoon tour during Water Discovery Day. Each tour is limited to 30 participants, so reserve your space today by visiting Eventbrite and booking a timed tour ticket.   

*Children must be 10 or older to participate in our tours.

SafeAssured Children’s ID

Have little ones at home? We’re partnering with the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office to provide families with a free, high-tech tool to give law enforcement professionals instant access to identifying information. Click here for more details about the SafeAssured Children’s ID.


The Mobile Arts Lab team has created a silk-screen print frame to add artistic flair to your Water Discovery Day experience. We’ll provide each person with a blank tote bag, and you'll get the opportunity to create a lasting event keepsake. Supplies are limited, so plan to get there early!

Other activities at Water Discovery Day include plant giveaways, making slime, meeting furry friends from the Alexandria K-9 Unit, and many more. Water Discovery Day is brought to you by local water partners, Alexandria Renew Enterprises and Virginia American Water!


10 a.m. Rain Barrel Workshop hosted by Alexandria Transportation and Environmental Services*
10: 30 a.m. Walking Tour of AlexRenew*
10: 45 a.m.   Power Yoga mini-class hosted by Yoga Toka Studio
11:00 a.m.   Meet our Microbes in the Discovery Lab
11:15 a.m. Zumba mini-class hosted by Yoga Toka Studio
12:30 p.m. Walking Tour of AlexRenew*
12:45 p.m. Tai Chi mini-class hosted by Yoga Toka Studio

*Advance registration required

Click here to register for AlexRenew's 2018 Water Discovery Day.
(703) 549-3381
Event Location: 
AlexRenew Environmental Center
1800 Limerick Street
22314 Alexandria , VA