Paraphrasing Coleridge, "Water, water everywhere, and yes, plenty a drop to drink!"
The 19th annual WaterFest held at Ijams was splashing spectacular! Over 1,100 students and their teachers learned about the importance of water and maintaining good water quality, plus there were a lot of water-centric activities. Splish! Splash!
WaterFest is a free field trip for area students that comes at the end of the school year.
This year's art and poetry contest was themed: "I drink dinosaur water!" The grand prize in art went to 10-year-old Madison Turner from Cedar Bluff Elementary. The grand prize in poetry went to 9-year-old Flora Clapham from Sequoyah Elementary. Their creations appear on the front and back of the 2014 WaterFest t-shirt, given to every student.
Special thanks to WaterFest partners and sponsors: the Water Quality Forum, CAC AmeriCorps, KUB and the East Tennessee Foundation.
Oh, the watery memories!
- Story and photos by Stephen Lyn Bales
|Grand Prize in art: Madison Turner from Cedar Bluff Elementary|
|Grand Prize in poetry: Flora Clapham from Sequoyah Elementary|