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ER&R Staff to Participate in Children’s Water Festival at Penn State Behrend

The ER&R Staff will participate in Children’s Water Festival being held at Penn State Behrend on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 8AM to 4PM.

The goal is to educate fifth grade students from the Erie Community about the importance of water, including ground water, surface water, watersheds, water quality, and water conservation through dynamic, interactive activities. The students will learn that everyone has a role in water conservation and environmental protection.

Background

The Children’s Water Festival is modeled after the Children’s Groundwater Festival. The Groundwater Foundation first initiated the children’s groundwater festival in 1989 to educate children about water and water issues through hands-on interactions with water professionals.

Festival Specifics

The students will be divided into groups of 15-20, and each group will have a schedule of activities/times. In larger rooms and the activity hall, several groups may be combined. The classroom presentations, activities, and stage shows will last just over 25 minutes for each class with 5 minutes in between for class rotations. The Water Jamboree Activity Hall will run continuously with both indoor and outdoor activities. All groups will attend the festival 4 ½ hours. Guides, teachers, and chaperones will accompany all student groups.

The goal is to educate fifth grade students from the Erie Community about the importance of water, including ground water, surface water, watersheds, water quality, and water conservation through dynamic, interactive activities. The students will learn that everyone has a role in water conservation and environmental protection

Check out the Penn State Youth Outreach site for more information.

Senior Project Managers and Technical Staff