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Water Festival teaches students conservation

April 9, 2003

Terrell County --Area school students go out into the pouring rain, to learn more about Water. 600 5th graders from schools in four counties are attending Water Festival 2003 at the Hooks Hanner Environmental Resource Center this week.

The students today had to huddle under tents to stay out of the pouring rain. They were given hands on lessons about water sources, pollution, and how to protect Georgia's environment.

Project Coordinator David Eigenberg said "Water is important no matter if there is a drought or an abundance. Water is a natural resource, and it's very limited in some areas, and in some other areas it's very abundant. I think we need to conserve our water and what better way to conserve than teach our youth how to do it."

The sponsors hope to make the Water Festival an annual event.

posted at 4:18 by jimw@walb.com