A NON-SHOPPING Holiday Season Story: Teens Spend Their Break Learning Engineering and Science

Photo Editors: Hands on engineering activities with students at a bustling depot

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – December 26, 2013: How did you spend your holiday vacation? Twenty-five high school and middle school students from Prince George's and Montgomery county schools will be rolling up their sleeves and learning about engineering and science through hands-on activities with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).

Held for the fourth straight year, these teenagers will learn from hands-on, highly visual activities by testing meters, measuring water quality of the Potomac and Patuxent rivers, and building and testing water tower models. The students will work beside WSSC professionals to get a glimpse into the many facets of the water industry.

WHAT: WSSC's Fourth Annual Engineering Academy
WHO: 25 Prince George's and Montgomery county students: Seneca Valley High School (Gaithersburg), Charles Flowers High School (Springdale), Forestville High School, Croom High School (Cheltenham), Academy of Health (Largo), Pallotti High School (Laurel), Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Greenbelt), Thomas Johnson Middle School (Lanham), Northwest High School (Germantown) and Beltsville Academy.
WHERE:

Anacostia Depot
4101 Lloyd Street
Hyattsville, MD

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, December 27, 2013

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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