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UNI RRTTC to co-sponsor festival that illustrates water's importance

May 12, 2003
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Michaela Rich, program manager, UNI Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center, (319) 273-3689
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

The University of Northern Iowa Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC), in partnership with several other agencies and organizations, will sponsor the seventh annual Iowa Children's Water Festival on Thursday, May 15, at Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny.

The event helps fifth-graders from across the state understand the role water plays in their daily lives. Featured will be interactive classroom presentations, water-related exhibits, and hands-on activities that illustrate the importance of water.

The festival has received the Governor's Environmental Excellence Award, the Iowa Academy of Science Distinguished Service Award, and the Iowa State Water Resources Research Institute Award.