Lee County SWCS Holds
Students learn about water filtration.
By Jillian Stephens, Communications Specialist, NRCS, Auburn, AL
Water is precious and we must make every drop count.
Fourth grade students learned this at the Lee County Water Festival,
sponsored by the Lee County Soil and Water Conservation District and several
At the festival, students learned about the water cycle, water filtration,
and aquifers through hands-on activities and a science based magic show.
Volunteers from the community taught students ways they could “make every
drop count” through more sustainable practices and by decreasing water usage.
A few weeks before the festival, Lee County School 4th graders competed to
have their artwork on the festival t-shirt which all participants and volunteers
would wear the day of the event.
T-shirt art winners include: first place Autumn Meredith, Yarbrough
Elementary; second place Lauren White, Morris Avenue School; third place Ryan
Cannon, Beauregard Elementary; fourth place Gracie Lucas, Smith Station
Intermediate; and fifth place Melissa Sanders, Beulah Elementary.
More than 1,900 students attended the event.
Students make editable aquifers.