The Alabama Cooperative Extension System/Bullock County Office held its annual Groundwater Festival virtually this year through self-paced modules designed to teach the importance of water conservation.

Students mastered the concepts of the water cycle, groundwater pollution, water preservation and watershed management. Each module was creatively designed to blend fun and learning into one memorable experience that extended beyond the memorization of concepts to include the application of knowledge and skills.

Special thanks to our t-shirt contest winner, Dalia Reyes Bautista from Conecuh Springs Christian School, for perfectly capturing the event’s theme ‘Go Green to Keep Our Water Blue’ in her artwork.

As the winner, Bautista was presented with a certificate, a monetary award and her design featured on the event’s t-shirts that were provided to all participating students, teachers and volunteers.

Students also received a goody bag filled with water themed items and a coloring book.

The success of this event would not be possible without the support of our schools, volunteers and sponsors.

We would like to thank our supporters/sponsors, which are Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Science, Bullock County Natural Resource Council, Dixie Electric Cooperative, Union Springs Elementary School, Conecuh Springs Christian School, Macon East Academy, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Mid-South RC&D, Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority, Bullock Soil and Water Conservation, Alabama Forestry Commission, Alabama Rural Water Association, Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension and Wehle Land Conservation Center.

Many thanks to our volunteers who helped to make the event fun and educational for all: Roosevelt Robinson, Marcus Garner, Willie Williams, Annie Jackson, Mona Dominquez, and Dominguez Hurry.

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