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Georgia Southern University will sponsor water festival for Screven County fourth-graders

The Coastal Rivers Water Planning and Policy Center (WPPC) at Georgia Southern University will sponsor the RIPPLE Water Festival on Thursday, May 1, in Sylvania, Ga.

Approximately 230 fourth-grade students from Screven County Elementary School are scheduled to attend the event, which is designed to teach the importance of water conservation and the impact that humans have on this irreplaceable natural resource. The interactive environment will allow the students to learn about the water cycle, surface water, ground water, and pollution.

The RIPPLE Water Festival will be held at the Screven County Recreation Department Gymnasium, which is located at 320 Millen Road. Half of the students will attend the festival from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., and the other half will attend from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Based in the College of Business Administration at Georgia Southern, the Coastal Rivers WPPC provides leadership in the design and implementation of policies affecting the use of water resources in the region defined by the Altamaha, Ogeechee, Satilla, Savannah and St. Mary’s Rivers.

Members of the media are invited to cover the RIPPLE Water Festival. For more information, contact Coastal Rivers WPPC Director Jeremy Hill at (912) 478-7446 or hill@georgiasouthern.edu .

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu .

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