Students learn about water at Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Students from seven area schools recently attended a special event at Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Emmaus.
About 1,300 school children were transported to the sanctuary for a water education festival called Make a Splash with “Project Wet.”
Students from the Parkland area were represented by Springhouse Middle School and Kernsville Elementary School during the morning session.
Various activities, at 21 stations that the children could visit, demonstrated how water is beneficial and how to protect the vital life-sustaining force.
This was the 15th annual festival and one of the largest in the nation.
Station seven, called “How Full of it Are They,” illustrated the amount of water in living things.
Students had to match the plant or animal with its corresponding amount of water.
Station 14 was The Resource Race during which two teams used canoes.
The goal was to point out how canals had been used to move products from farms to industry to market via the land and the canals.
Nestle Water employee volunteers and Wildlands staff led the program.
A teacher or adult volunteer accompanied each group.
There were 65 volunteers who assisted during the day.