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Water Pool-ooza’ events provide education on drinking water, sustainability and water industry careers


An event called “Water Pool-ooza” is coming to Grand Rapids.  It’s an opportunity for families to learn about the water they drink and potential careers

There will be two events for what they’re calling “Water Pool-ooza”.

Families can learn about the water they drink and potential careers through hands-on activities at the events on February 25 and March 11.

Hillary Caron, water education & programs coordinator with Grand Rapids’ Water System says, “Water Pool-ooza will provide students with hands-on activities, taught by water professionals, community partners and nonprofits, that are designed to expose them to a variety of water-related issues and careers.”

A news release goes on to say, the program, sponsored by the City of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is designed for fourth- through 12th-graders and their families.

The City also partners with GRCC in administering Water and Wastewater Treatment Programs and a Public Works Academy training program for jobs related to municipal water, wastewater treatment, public works, clean energy and river restoration projects.

Water Pool-ooza events are free and you can find more information at grandrapidsmi.gov

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.