Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
September 7, 2007
Blakely-- You've probably heard the expression '"Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime." We'll that's exactly what Georgia Pacific was trying to do with they came up with the idea for the Water Ways Festival. "By educating these 4th and 5th graders today, we make them a more informed citizen and more productive tomorrow," says organizer Celia Bostwick.
Three hundred 4th and 5th graders from Early County Elementary school gathered at Kolomoki State Park to learn about water, something many of them hadn't thought much about before. "It was interesting because I didn't know a lot about water at first," says 5th grader Jacory Ward. His classmate Kvon Smith adds, "Before I thought you drink water you bathe in water."
But that all changed today. In addition to uses of water, the kids learned about water in weather, and water safety. "They've been teaching us about safety on boating, in the lake and in the pool and everything," says 5th grader Brooke Paulk. Even some hands on fun with water and wildlife.
But considering the state of Georgia's water resources right now, perhaps the most important lesson about water is how to conserve it. "They got real examples about how they could help like brushing their teeth, turning the water off and those kinds of things and I think they'll take it home to parents and talk to them about it," says Chris Loyed, a teacher at Early County Elementary.
They're already eager to talk about what they've learned. "We should keep it clean and we should drink it everyday. We should drink a lot of water to keep ourselves healthy," Paulk says.
"I know I'm going to do better with water now because I learned of things that water helps us do," says Smith. It's a lesson we could all afford to learn again.
Georgia Pacific hopes their pilot year for the Water Ways Festival will be adopted all over the state.