Lee County’s 10 Annual Water Festival for Fourth Grade Students

Continuing the annual tradition of teaching elementary students about the protection of water, Lee County held its tenth festival at Auburn University for about 1700 fourth grade students on March 14 and 15.  The students were taught about aquifers (using an ice cream float), the water cycle (building a bracelet), and water filtration (using common filtration materials and the top half of a pop bottle).  About 55 volunteers, including Sierra Club members, assisted in this event.

Approximately 25 counties have festivals each year, and Sierra Club members volunteer to help in many of them.  You maybe can help too.  Contact ADEM or the local office of the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service.  If your county does not have a program, try to start one.  It is fun and useful.

At Auburn, the students were also treated to the Paul Cash Environmental Magic Show, which, for about 15 years, has been providing education and entertainment to students at several locations, especially in California–where Cash lives.  And yes, he dresses in black, like Johnny.
Based on a news release by Anne Miller, Coordinator of the Lee County Water Festival.

Sierra Club Member David Newton of Auburn teaches a group of Lee County fourth grade students about aquifers and the importance of protecting these resources. Photo by Ericha Shelton-Nix

Sierra Club Member David Newton of Auburn teaches a group of Lee County fourth grade students about aquifers and the importance of protecting these resources.
Photo by Ericha Shelton-Nix

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