November 1, 2011
Mr. Kirby, left, explains to Emma Hill, center, and Ciya Wilson, right, the effects of water runoff during or right after a sudden, heavy monsoon.
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Fourth-graders drink in lessons in science, conservation, groundwater at Project WET water festival
Nick Pfeifle, dressed in his Boy Scout uniform and working on his service hours, darted from one group of fourth-grade students to another during the Project Water Education for Teachers (WET) festival at Green Valley Park on a hot October afternoon. Nick, a student who is “12 going on 13,” kept track on his handy clipboard of student progress on an innovative, hands-on bundle of exhibits and games designed to get them excited about both science and water conservation. “Me and my friends set the whole thing up,” said Nick, a local Boy Scout.