TROY to host Geneva County Groundwater Festival

Posted: Wednesday, 28 April 2010

DOTHAN—Troy University will welcome 300 area fourth graders to the Dothan Campus on Friday, April 30, for the annual Geneva County Groundwater Festival.

Students from Hartford, Samson, Geneva County and Slocomb elementary schools will participate in the festival, which educates students about the water cycle and the need for water conservation.

This is the fourth year TROY has hosted the Groundwater Festival at the Dothan Campus and several TROY students will be assisting the festival as volunteers.

The first group of fourth graders will arrive on campus at 9 a.m. and the festival will conclude around 1 p.m.

The festival includes several hands-on learning activities for students, including making a water bracelet and an “edible aquifer.” All of the activities highlight the need to protect and conserve groundwater resources.

She also encouraged graduates to keenly visualize the future.

For more information, contact the Geneva County Extension System office at 334-684-2484.