Hundreds of Students to Participate in Outdoor, Hands-on Activities at Eighth Annual Children’s Water Festival

WSSC Employees Make Environmental Learning Fun and Exciting for over 400 Fourth Graders

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Laurel – May 7, 2013: Over 400 fourth graders from five Montgomery and Prince George’s County schools are participating in the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC) eighth 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 8 and Thursday, May 9.

The Children’s Water Festival offers students the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning activities about water, wetlands, human health, aquatic life and more. Each year the 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.

WHAT: Eighth Annual Children’s Water Festival

Students will…

  • Become a fish detective, ID fish at the amazing Fishmobile
  • Find out how to create clean water using sand
  • Learn how to become a recycling guru
  • Compete against each other in an environmental quiz show
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9

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

Participating from Prince George’s County: Barack Obama Elementary School in Upper Marlboro; Valley View Elementary School in Oxon Hill and Indian Queen Elementary School in Ft. Washington.

Participating from Montgomery County: Belmont Elementary School in Olney and Waters Landing Elementary School in Germantown.

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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