Kids to learn all about water WednesdayThe 17th annual Douglas County Kids’ Groundwater Festival will take place Wednesday, April 28.
The 17th annual Douglas County Kids’ Groundwater Festival will take place Wednesday, April 28.
More than 500 4th grade students from District 206, Brandon, Evansville, Osakis, Parkers Prairie, West Central Area, Zion and St. Mary’s elementary schools will converge on the Runestone Community Center to explore water resources through hands-on activities, games and presentations.
Students will have the opportunity to attend a presentation by Science Museum of Minnesota and participate in stations to learn about such things as:
•How drinking water is treated.
•How to determine what is good water and bad water.
•Septic systems and protecting surface and groundwater.
The station presenters are employees of various local, state and federal agencies, local businesses and public utilities.
This is the second year a contest was held in which the 4th grade students submitted a logo for the T-shirts they each will receive.
The planning committee reports that the winning design was drawn by Nick Nettleton and Cole Childers, students at Voyager Elementary School.
This event is made possible by financial support from Minnesota Water Well Association, Miltona Lions, WesMin Resources, Conservation and Development, Tastefully Simple, Viking Sportsman Club, Runestone Electric Associaton, Alexandria Light and Power, Miltona Fire Department, Chippewa River Watershed Project, Sauk River Watershed District, Todd Soil Water Conservation District, Widseth Smith Nolting, Pete’s County Market, Burger King, and Cowing Robards.