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Oxford Children's Water Festival Approaching

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About 3,600 local students will go on a field trip to the Oxford Children's Water Festival next week.

WOODSTOCK - About 3,600 students between Grades 2 and 5 across from Oxford County and surrounding areas will be getting wet next week at the Oxford Children's Water Festival.

The Water Festival is a four day event between May 15th and 18th in order to educate kids about water and its importance. Protecting our groundwater and surface water is vital for the future development of our communities and for the health and enjoyment of all of us.

Festival Coordinator Linda Smith shares her excitement about the event and what she hopes kids will take away from it. 

"We are excited to be bringing the Children's Water Festival back to Woodstock. We hope the Festival will awaken children's connection to water and their role in finding innovative ways to conserve water and adapt to climate change."

Steve Sauder is the Marketing Specialist with the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority. He says there will be over 48 water stations for the kids to participate in.

"They'll be doing all kinds of interactive activities. A lot of them when you just pass by they look like games that are going on but each of them have a very special message about water, protecting water, understanding how to be innovative in the future with our water and how important water is in everyone's lives."

If you and your family are interested in checking out the event this year the festival has added a public night on May 17th from 5pm to 8pm. 

For more information you can visit their website here.

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