CAMILLA, GA (WALB) - The water irrigation and conservation industry continues to employ hundreds, especially in Southwest Georgia.
On Wednesday, some kids got a look into their possible futures.
It has been eight years since a drought hit South Georgia. Although there is no drought scare now, 4-H Agent Jennifer Grogan said that it's still important for young children to understand. She is one of the organizers of the 4H2O camp, which aims at teaching kids about sustainable water management.
"Water is a precious resource and we aren't going to get any more water, so they need to take care of the water that we have," said Grogan.
That's what leaders at the University of Georgia, 4H2O and the Stripling Irrigation Park are trying to teach kids.
"It's all about helping them get a new appreciation for water and the environment," explained UGA Superintendent Calvin Perry.
240 kids from eleven different counties learned about water conservation and irrigation as part of a three-day camp.
On Tuesday the kids spent time at the Flint Riverquarium. And on Wednesday, they spent the day playing in the water, and learning about the types of irrigation systems in Georgia, sub surface drips and sprinklers. And learning about the importance of water, while still having some fun.
"They learn, but they are out here having a blast while they are at it," said Perry.
On Thursday the kids will travel to the Chattanooga River before finishing camp at a waterpark in Dothan, Alabama.