November 1, 2011
Isaiah Hayhurst, left, and Lexy Turlukis pump water into the container simulating the ground to test the effects of groundwater and what happens to water as it seeps into the earth.
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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.