Students Soak up STEM Learning at WSSC’s Children’s Water Festival

Hundreds of Fourth Graders Dive into Hands-On Activities at Annual Event

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Laurel, Md. – May 8, 2019 – WSSC’s Children’s Water Festival is back for its 13th year of outdoor fun and learning! Coinciding with Drinking Water Week (May 6-10), the event will bring 300 fourth-grade students to Duckett Reservoir over two days, for buckets full of hands-on, water-centric educational activities. 

The event, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, is WSSC’s premiere STEM event, highlighting the importance of water and how protecting the environment plays a key role in delivering safe, clean drinking water to WSSC’s 1.8 million customers. 

Date:    Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9

Time:  10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Duckett Dam Recreational Area 
              7400 Brooklyn Bridge Road 
              Laurel, MD 20707

With 300 kids participating in several game show-style activities, a STEM-themed playground, wildlife and simulated water quality testing, the Children’s Water Festival is a very lively, visual and educational event. 

Dozens of WSSC employees, including Willy Water, WSSC’s official mascot, volunteer to lead the educational activities throughout the two-day festival. 

For more information and a peek at what to expect, visit

EDITOR’S NOTE: This event provides numerous photo opportunities, with hundreds of students engaged in hands-on activities in a picturesque outdoor setting.

WSSC Water is the proud provider of safe, seamless and satisfying water services, making the essential possible every day for our neighbors in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. We work to deliver our best because it’s what our customers expect and deserve.

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