Do you know that the human body is almost 75 percent water? . . . And that only 1 percent of the earth’s water is consumable by humans? These are just a few of the many interesting facts fourth graders from Early County, Georgia, schools learned at Georgia-Pacific’s Water Ways Festival.
Boat races, an alligator, weather maps and a watermelon – these were just some of the tools used to help the students better understand the important role that water plays in their lives. It was all part of the 8th annual event sponsored by Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs containerboard mill.
Held at Kolomoki Mounds State Park in Blakely, more than 300 students participated in this year’s festival. They had several hands-on learning experiences thanks to volunteer instructors from 10 different community organizations. Students learned many aspects of water, including why conservation is important, the use of water in agriculture and making paper, as well as the importance of water to their personal health.
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to hear what the students learned in their own words, and see photos from the event on our Facebook page