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DRBC Teaches Kids About Watersheds

DRBC was once again pleased to participate in the 16th annual HydroMania, a fun-filled water festival attended by over 1,000 elementary school students, teachers, and chaperones at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pa. earlier this month.

This educational event, which is organized by the Lehigh Valley Water Suppliers, Inc., aims to generate curiosity, excitement, and understanding about current water issues, resulting in a lifetime of watershed-friendly water-use habits.

The third and fourth graders spent their time on campus in hands-on classroom activities and visiting various outdoor exhibits under a huge tent as they tried to answer various water-related questions posed to them on a scavenger hunt form. DRBC staff helped the students to be able to answer the question, “Do we live in a watershed?” using a map of the Delaware River Basin and the commission’s Enviroscape watershed model. This model teaches the students about different sources of non-point source pollution found in runoff especially after heavy rains and what we can do to help keep our waterways clean.