Fourth-Graders to Attend Water Festival at Samford
Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2005-10-21
About 1,600 fourth-grade students from Birmingham City Schools will participate in the third annual Water Festival at Samford University Monday and Tuesday (OCT. 24 and 25).
"W.A.T.E.R. is a Totally Excellent Resource" is the theme of this year's event, during which students will learn the different parts of the water cycle and why each is important to life. They also learn what they can do to keep water clean and unpolluted.
The students will enjoy hands-on activities and a water-related magic show presented by the Fishing Magician.
The Water Festival is sponsored by Samford's Vulcan Materials Center for Environmental Stewardship and Education and other area businesses, governmental agencies and environmental and conservation groups.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.