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  • Nearly 2,000 students to participate in 19th annual Water Fair
    by Karry Rathje
    Published - 05/07/14 - 08:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Nearly 2,000 students to participate in 19th annual Water Fair
    Nearly 2,000 students to participate in 19th annual Water Fair
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    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - Nearly two thousand fourth grade students throughout Washington County will be participating in the 19th annual Water Fair on May 7 and 8 at Dixie State University, 225 S 700 E in St. George.

    The event, coordinated by Washington County Water Conservancy District, features an impressive list of 35 presenters covering a wide variety of water-related topics in an interactive environment designed to engage students and enhance learning opportunities. Presenters represent local, state and federal organizations as well as educators from Dixie State University, Utah State University and Southern Utah University.

    “Learning about water is important but it’s also fun, especially at the Water Fair,” said Julie Breckenridge, conservation manager for Washington County Water Conservancy District and coordinator of this annual event. “All the activities and demonstrations are designed specifically for our local students. It’s a great, hands-on learning opportunity we look forward to every year.”

    The fair is one of many activities the district coordinates annually to educate local residents on the importance of water. Nearly 30,000 youth have participated in the program since its inception.

    “That’s quite an accomplishment,” said Ron Thompson, general manager of Washington County Water Conservancy District. “But we certainly didn’t do it alone. We’ve always been fortunate with community partners who contribute to our efforts and this year isn’t an exception. Our growing list of supporters and presenters is greatly appreciated.”

    Sponsors of this year’s fair include Dixie State University and the cities of St. George, Hurricane, Washington, Santa Clara, Ivins, La Verkin, Enterprise and Springdale. Contributions were made by Scholzen Products Co., Walmart, Lin’s, Harmons, Costco, Albertsons and Kmart.

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