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Students and teachers make a splash for water conservation

Students from Cinnaminson and Riverton will attend Make a Splash! Water Festival at the Palmyra Nature Cove

During the past year we have seen severe flooding in some areas and severe drought in others that has caused forest fires and polluted water in towns causing them to prohibit drinking tap water. This summer there has been lots of press relating to lack of fresh water in Puerto Rico, with people standing on line for hours to get one or two gallons of clean water. The crisis in Flint, Michigan is highlighted in the new movie, Fahrenheit 11/9.

On Friday, Oct. 5, more than 350 students, teachers, presenters, volunteers and honored guests will participate in the 17th annual Make A Splash! Water Festival. The goal is to promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources — something most people take for granted. All fourth grade students from Cinnaminson’s Rush Intermediate School and Riverton School’s fourth graders, will rotate through 16 learning stations and compete in a Water Wizards Challenge, following the keynote address by Dr. Ed Cohen, Environmental Advocate.

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Education Consultant, Elaine Mendelow will open the day at 9:15 a.m., speaking about the importance of water conservation and what students can do in their lives as well as a special program called “Water for South Sudan.” She will read the proclamation presented to the students by Senator Troy Singleton. Sixteen groups of students will then rotate through stations from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A new computer game has been added as well. “Facts and Fictions About H2O” is a game created by Steve Hochman, author, presenter, and electronic game creator. He will be the MC for this game throughout the day!

The Water Festival will be held rain or shine.


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