The 11th annual Pennsylvania “Make a Splash” with Project WET festival continues to grow each year in both student participants and employee volunteers.
Close to 1,000 students from four local middle and elementary schools converged at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus, PA on Friday, October 3, for water education using friendly, interactive and team-building activities. Employees from Nestlé Waters North America’s (NWNA) two Pennsylvania bottling facilities served as instructors, helping the students learn all about water, including conservation, recycling, health and hydration through 20 different stations.
NWNA employee volunteers have consistently shared that participating in the “Make a Splash” festival is a fun and rewarding experience. Nearly 50 NWNA employees – some new, others returning – volunteered at this year’s event, marking the highest employee participation to date.
“The festival is a great opportunity to teach students about the important role water plays in society,” said Rochelle Rice, Transportation Coordinator. “I think science is pretty cool already, and if you can make it appeal to kids, they will absorb the knowledge. Hopefully, they take away a better understanding that even small things they do impacts the environment in larger ways.”