Hundreds of Fourth Graders Participate in WSSC’S 7th Annual Children’s Water Festival

Fun, Educational, Interactive Lessons about Life’s Most Precious Resource

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Laurel – May 8, 2012: Nearly 500 fourth graders from six Montgomery and Prince George’s County schools are participating in the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC) seventh annual Children’s Water Festival. The festival will be held at WSSC’s Brighton Dam Visitor’s Center in Brookeville, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Wednesday, May 9th and Thursday, May 10th. The Children’s Water Festival coincides with “National Drinking Water Week” and provides the students with a chance to dive into the world of water education and soak up an exciting, interactive lesson about life’s most precious resource.

The students are from Broad Acres and Garrett Park Elementary Schools in Bethesda; Capitol Heights and Carmody Hills Elementary Schools in Capitol Heights; Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School in Cheverly; and Princeton Elementary School in Suitland. They will take part in the hands-on learning activities about water, wetlands, human health, aquatic life and much more.

WHAT: WSSC’s Seventh Annual Children’s Water Festival
WHO: Nearly 500 students, plus teachers, chaperones, WSSC and program staff
WHEN: Wednesday, May 9th and Thursday, May 10th – 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WSSC’s Brighton Dam Visitor’s Center, 2 Brighton Dam Road, Brookeville

ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: Photo ops, children playing and learning

For more on the Children’s Water Festival and to see videos of previous events visit Children’s Water Festival

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.


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