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Posted on: May 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Annual Children's Water Festival this Friday

Children's Water Festival

More than 1,000 fourth- and fifth-grade students from the Battle Creek area will learn about water protection, with hands-on and other activities, at this Friday’s annual Children’s Water Festival.

Students will spend an educational and fun morning and early afternoon at Kellogg Community College – at a previous event, students learned how streams work – and listening to the music of environmental performer Billy B. Water quality professionals from across Michigan will present to the group and all participants will receive a festival T-shirt.

“We are very fortunate to have such a positive, collaborative partnership with area school systems to teach the youth in our community about the importance of water resources,” said Tiffany Welsh, the city’s environmental programs coordinator. “Our water – surface and groundwater – plays a vital role in our lives every day and we want to spread the message that we need to take care of our environment.

“We want to thank the many sponsors, presenters, volunteers, teachers and students who make this event possible.”

The event is hosted by the Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center and the Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners, comprised of the City of Battle Creek, City of Springfield, Calhoun County Road Department, Calhoun County Water Resources Commission, Bedford, Emmett, Leroy, Newton and Pennfield townships, the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center, Kellogg Community College and Battle Creek area schools. The group collaborates on the common goal of protecting the area’s waterways.

May is Water Quality Awareness Month in Battle Creek. More information is always available at

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