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DRBC Exhibits at HydroMania, Teaches Kids about Pollution Prevention

Earlier this month, DRBC participated in the 17th annual HydroMania, a fun-filled water festival attended by over 1,200 3rd and 4th grade elementary school students, teachers, and chaperones at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pa.

Over the years, DRBC has been a regular HydroMania exhibitor and was proud to again participate this year. As they arrived, attendees were handed a scavenger hunt form with various water-related questions for them to answer. DRBC staff helped the students 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. The model is always a hit with kids, especially younger children, as it demonstrates in a visually engaging way the connection between land and water.

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