WSSC Celebrates 10th Annual Children's Water Festival

Over 700 students to enjoy activities related to water & environment Prince George’s Co. Executive Rushern Baker, Fox 5’s Tucker Barnes to attend

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – May 5, 2015 – Joined by 700 fourth graders, WSSC proudly celebrates 10 years of its Children’s Water Festival on May 6 and 7 with two fun-filled, jam-packed days of educational, hands-on activities at Brighton Dam. Each year schools from Prince George’s and Montgomery counties participate in a lottery to attend this premier educational event, which highlights the importance of water and a healthy environment during National Drinking Water Week.

On Thursday, May 7, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker will join WSSC’s General Manager Jerry N. Johnson to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Children’s Water Festival. Baker will issue a proclamation declaring Wednesday and Thursday as Children’s Water Festival Days. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is issuing a similar proclamation. Also on Thursday, Fox 5 News Morning’s meteorologist Tucker Barnes will host a series of interactive educational games, testing the students’ knowledge of the environment.

Date:               Wednesday, May 6, and Thursday, May 7, 2015 (Two one-day events)
Time:              11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:
        Brighton Dam Visitors Center, 2 Brighton Dam Rd., Brookeville, Maryland 

WSSC’s official mascot Willy Water Drop, along with dozens of WSSC volunteers, will preside over multiple hands-on activities that stress the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Students will rotate between game show-style activities, hands-on learning booths featuring area wildlife and simulated water quality testing.

Nationally renowned educational entertainer Kathryn Para will perform for the students on both days, mixing poetry and ukulele-backed songs to explore the impact individuals have on the environment.

For an idea of how active and hands-on the Children’s Water Festival is, check out this video from the 2008 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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