Water Festival Held at Ogeechee Tech
Approximately 750 fourth graders from schools in Bulloch County descended on Ogeechee Technical College recently for Keep Bulloch Beautiful’s annual Water Festival. The event was designed to demonstrate a variety of conservation concepts and methods to the students. Various stations were manned around the OTC campus with such topics and activities as Edible Aquifers; Amazing Adaptations; Water, Water, Everywhere; and Water Cycle Terrariums.
Numerous volunteers from the community and Ogeechee Technical College were on hand to entertain and educate the students who kept to a tight schedule of events throughout their school day. Many hands-on activities helped reinforce the valuable lessons that were taught in an effort to help the students learn more about their environment, conservation of natural resources, and responsible stewardship of sea-life. Jenna Lawson, Executive Director of Keep Bulloch Beautiful, organized the event. “This event just gets bigger and better every year. We could not do it without all of our volunteers and the great facilities here at Ogeechee Tech,” Lawson stated.
The Water Festival took place during Ogeechee Tech’s spring break so that the activities did not compete with the regular campus activities of the College. Rusty Denning, Director for Business/Industry/and Community Services at Ogeechee Tech coordinated the event for the College. “We are always happy to host the Water Festival. This is a great event and really helps the students learn about the world around them. You can tell how excited they are about the activities just by watching them participate,” stated Denning.
To volunteer for next year’s Water Festival, contact Jenna Lawson at (912) 764-6147.
Contact: Barry Turner