Partnerships provide hands-on environmental education
SCRANTON, Pa. (May 30, 2019) – Pennsylvania American Water today announced two partnerships for the company’s annual Wonderful World of Water Camps, to be held in Wilkes-Barre and Peckville this year. The camps are offered free to children of Pennsylvania American Water customers.
Sponsored by Pennsylvania American Water, the Wonderful World of Water Day Camps provide an opportunity for area children to enjoy outdoor fun while learning about water. Day campers, ages 7 – 11, will explore watershed basics, learn how human activity on the land affects the quality of water in rivers and streams, and discover solutions to water pollution. Campers will also learn about the importance of watershed protection along the banks of our local rivers, the Susquehanna River and the Lackawanna River.
The company is partnering with Penn State Extension/Master Watershed Stewards and the Riverfront Parks Committee to host a Wonderful World of Water Camp at Downtown Arts, Wilkes-Barre, July 15-18. This is the first year the camp is being held at this location. Registration for the Wilkes-Barre camp opens June 1. Forms are available online at riverfrontparks.org or by calling 570-825-1701.
Pennsylvania American Water is again partnering with the Lackawanna River Conservation Association for its fifth Water Camp at the Valley Communtiy Library, Peckville August 5-8. Registration opens July 1. Forms are available online at www.lrca.org, by calling 570-347-6311, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for both camps is limited to 25 campers. A deposit of $10 will hold a child’s space, and the deposit will be refunded upon arrival at camp.
“The Wonderful World of Water Camp is a unique experience that takes children into the environment for hands-on learning about one of our most precious resources,” said Susan Turcmanovich, external affairs manager, Pennsylvania American Water. “We’re so fortunate to have such amazing natural resources as the focal points of these camps, and the campers will learn more about how they can help protect them with lessons from local environmentalists.”
Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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