News Center Maine covers Northern Maine Children’s Water Festival
News Center Maine reported on the biennial Northern Maine Children’s Water Festival held at the University of Maine. The event promotes active learning about water issues to teach students the value of clean water and healthy habitats, and to provide teachers with relevant classroom resources that support evidence-based instruction. More than 600 fourth, fifth and sixth graders and their teachers were expected to attend. “A lot of Maine children are out in the outdoors, they go fishing, they go swimming. So it’s good to know that the water that they’re swimming in and fishing in is clean and that the animals can thrive there and the fish can thrive there and that the drinking water that comes out of their faucet is clean,” said event organizer Ruth Hallsworth, strategic program manager at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions. WVII (Channel 7) also reported on the event.