Catch The Fun at the Children's Water Festival

650 Fourth Graders Learn and Laugh at the 9th Annual Outdoor Event

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – May 5, 2014: Great photo opportunities await in a fun, outdoor setting, as WSSC welcomes 650 fourth graders for the 9th Annual Children’s Water Festival.

WHAT:
Games and hands-on activities about life’s most precious resource, at the 9th Annual Children’s Water Festival

WHO:
650 active fourth graders and 80 to100 knowledgeable adult volunteers

WHEN:
11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (rain or shine) - Wed. May 7th and Thurs. May 8th, 2014

WHERE:
Brighton Dam: 2 Brighton Dam Road, Brookeville, MD 20833-2026

Participating elementary schools from Prince George’s County are: Accokeek, Carrollton, Chillum, Longfields, Mt. Ranier, Robert Goddard French Immersion and Tayac. Participating Montgomery County schools are: Laytonsville and Sargent Shriver.

Thirteen activities teach the water cycle, wetlands, aquatic life, human health and the value of water. For example, Bucket Brigade is an obstacle course that challenges children to accumulate 70 gallons of water, the amount of water each person uses per day. The Hydrologic Game involves all 650 students at once in a Jeopardy-style competition.

Other visuals include the Fish Mobile from Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, and an animal display and other items from The National Aquarium in Baltimore.

The Children’s Water Festival is open to elementary schools in the two counties. To find out how to apply for next year’s 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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