Students Soak up STEM Learning at WSSC’s Children’s Water Festival
Hundreds of Fourth Graders Dive into Hands-On Activities at Annual Event
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 wsscwater.com/cwf.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This event provides numerous photo opportunities, with hundreds of students engaged in hands-on activities in a picturesque outdoor setting.
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.