The 12th annual Lewis & Clark Community College Water Festival is coming up Friday. Hundreds of fifth graders from a number of local schools are expected to participate. The purpose of the Water Festival, according to event organizers, is to get children to connect with water issues, such as conservation, pollution and the presence of invasive species.
Lewis & Clark’s Director of Sustainability Nate Keener says volunteers will help make this event a continued success.
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Exhibits are set up each year to give students hands-on learning experiences, including lessons in water safety and geocaching. There are also guest speakers that come in to lecture during the event.