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March 20, 2013

Groundwater Festival marks 15th year

Fourth-graders will visit ASU Friday

— Waves of elementary students will descend on the Athens State University campus Friday in bright-colored garb to soak up snippets about water resources and conservation during the 15th annual Groundwater Festival.

The “Peace, Love & Clean Drinking Water” festival will involve 1,002 Athens City and Limestone County fourth-graders and feature an ecological-friendly show by magician Steve Trash.

Hands-on activities include stringing water cycle bracelets and making edible aquifers, which allow groundwater to stream through underground soil or rock, and contain an ample supply of water for wells and springs. The students will also learn about water filtration using cups and coffee filters.

The budding conservationists should be easy to spot in their color-coded, school-specific T-shirts. The vivid tops will display the winning festival design by Cowart Elementary fourth-grader Talyiah McDonald, who collected a $100 gift card and a class pizza party.



 

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