Alder Hosts Project WET Festival

Alder Hosts Project WET Festival
Posted on 06/11/2018

On May 24th, 2018, Alder Avenue Middle School hosted  its 9th annual Project WET Water Festival. Its mission is to reach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education that promotes awareness of water and empowers community action to solve complex water issues. During the festival, older students teach younger students about water education. Every single student from the H. R. Russell Swift School in 1st to 3rd grade attended as this year’s guests. The event brings attention and awareness to water resource issues that are present on Earth and inspires action. This year, there were over 40 stations with close to 1,000 people either teaching or learning. Every school in the EHT district was represented at the festival. Fernwood students held the Turtle Hurdles and the high school hosted stations such as Oceanography and Macroinverts Under A Dissecting Scope. Students from Miller had stations like A Drop of Water and Horseshoe Crabs. Some other stations at Project WET were Water Olympics, Frog’s Life, and Are You Smarter than a 6th Grader. Outside organizations that helped with the Water Festival this year were ACUA, Atlantic Care, the Water Association, the Cape Atlantic County Soil Conservation District, and the EHT Green Team.

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