|STAMFORD, Conn., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) celebrates World Water Day by bringing water education to nearly 600 elementary school children across the United States, helping to engage the next generation of water users about the positive impact they can have on the world’s supply of freshwater. In recognition of World Water Day on March 22, youngsters will get their hands wet learning about water resources through fun, hands-on activities at “Together 4 Water” festivals hosted by Project WET (Water Education for Teachers). The festivals are taking place in three communities where NWNA operates: Zephyrhills, Florida; Cabazon, California; and Stamford, Connecticut.
The festivals kick off a year of water education, with more than a dozen education events planned throughout 2016 including in Florida, Maine, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina as well as British Columbia.
“Kids will learn about water stewardship and participate in engaging activities to help them understand how water works, its role in our body, and how to minimize the impact of packaging,” said Dennis Nelson, president and CEO, Project WET Foundation. These activities include The Incredible Journey (explaining the water cycle), Quenching Your Thirst (promoting healthy hydration), and Zero in on No Waste (underscoring the importance of recycling).
“Nestlé Waters has been a global sponsor of Project WET for more than 20 years. Together, they celebrate World Water Day in 30 countries every year. In 2015, more than 1,000 employees and close to 25,000 children joined in these celebrations,” Nelson continued.
“World Water Day is an opportunity to highlight the role of water in sustaining our lives, our communities, the environment and our economy,” said Nelson Switzer, chief sustainability officer for Nestlé Waters North America. “While children and adults alike feel a natural kinship to water, many have not had the chance to learn about what ties us to water. Water education programs like Project WET are a great way to inspire a lifetime of water stewardship.”