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.

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