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Watershed festival aims to connect students to local water systems, May 20-22

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More than 650 area fourth-graders are expected to take part in the Watershed Festival at King County’s Brightwater Center in Woodinville, May 20-22.

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More than 650 area fourth-graders are expected to take part in the Watershed Festival at King County’s Brightwater Center in Woodinville, May 20-22.

The festival theme is “Making Connections to our Water Systems” and there will be many hands-on and interactive activities offered such as pond and wetland exploration, water scavenger hunts, water cycle relays, macro invertebrate studies, and pollution investigations.

Festival educators will offer students in the Lake Washington, Northshore and Issaquah School Districts a day of hands-on learning opportunities about the area’s water supply and watersheds. Students will gain a better understanding of how the water they use in their homes and schools relates to their water systems and how freshwater ecosystems provide important habitat for many plants and animals. 

Festival sponsors include: King County Wastewater Treatment Division; IslandWood, Nature Vision; City of Bothell; Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District; City of Redmond; and Woodinville Water District.

Presenters will include representatives from the environmental non-profit Mountains to Sound Greenway.

To learn more about the event, please contact Brightwater Center Director Susan Tallarico at 206-263-8930, or visit www.kingcounty.gov/Brightwatercenter.