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DRBC's Interactive Clean Water Lesson Popular at HydoMania

Earlier this month, DRBC participated in the 18th annual HydroMania, a fun-filled water festival attended by over 1,000 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. When the students arrived at the college, they descended upon a large tent that was set up with a variety of interactive exhibits and learning stations for them to explore, each which answered a different water-themed question. 

DRBC staff helped the students answer the questions, “Do we live in a watershed?” and "How can we help keep our watershed clean?" 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.