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Students learn about the importance of water at Kid's Groundwater Festival

Fourth-grade students get hands-on experience in how water works and how to maintain water quality

Students create a large bubble around another student
Parkers Prairie fourth grade students create a bubble around one of their classmates in the Bubblology display at the Kid's Groundwater Festival at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria last Wednesday.
Lowell Anderson / Alexandria Echo Press
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ALEXANDRIA — Area students were able to experience the wonders of water on Wednesday, May 4, at the 29th annual Kid's Groundwater Festival at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria.

The event provides a variety of educational opportunities related to water quality and water resources for fourth-grade students in Douglas County, as well as the Parkers Prairie and West Central elementary schools.

Student touching a fish
Juniper Wieser of New Testament Christian School touches a fish in a tank at the Kid's Groundwater Festival last Wednesday.
Lowell Anderson / Alexandria Echo Press

Students at the festival were able to experience hands-on learning at more than 20 learning stations that covered all parts of the water cycle and the importance of water.

The event, which was canceled due to COVID the last two years, is made possible through donations and volunteers from local businesses, organizations and agencies.

Lowell Anderson has been a photographer and writer at the Echo Press since 1998.
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