Tuesday through Thursday, 4th and 5th grade students will travel to the Flint Riverquarium to participate in the Water Festival. The topics presented range from pollution, mosquito control and soil erosion among others. The festival gives the children a chance to learn these topics hands on, a chance that they might not have gotten.
"Some of them are from the city and have never seen anything with soil or anything to do with farming," said soil conservationist Kenisha Miller. "It just makes them a better rounded person."
WALB News 10 Meteorologist Yolanda Amadeo also had a presentation concerning weather.
"They get information about the environment from different areas, especially when you talk about weather," Amadeo said. "They actually get a chance to come in and talk with a meteorologist which they normally don't get to do so."
Teachers raved about the experience, especially because it provided for a learning opportunity outside of the classroom.
"It's a great opportunity for your kids to get out of the classroom," said fifth-grade science teach Lindsay Hunkele. "Get out into the community and go somewhere they can go with their own families."
The Water Festival is also opened to children who are home-schooled.