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EA Staff Participate in Learning Fair to Educate Youth on the Importance of Groundwater
Hunt Valley, Maryland (3 June 2016)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced today that it participated in the 28th Annual Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival, which was held on 10 May 2016 at Central College and College Park in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Originally launched by The Groundwater Foundation, Nebraska’s festival serves as a model for similar events held throughout the country. Through the use of hands-on interactive displays, classroom activities, and exhibits, the festival provides a fun way to teach youth about the importance of groundwater conservation and protection. Hosted by the Central Platte Natural Resources District, the event was attended by more than 800 elementary school students from towns across the state of Nebraska.
To educate the children on groundwater, EA displayed a visual representation of an aquifer and demonstrated the impacts of recharge as well as the effects of withdrawals on groundwater resources. Through this interactive exhibit, the students learned about aquifer characteristics, water budgets, and the hydrologic cycle. EA professionals were available to answer questions and reinforce the need for the youth to develop personal conservation habits.
“The hands-on activities serve to reinforce the students’ understanding of the value and the need to protect our groundwater resources,” stated Riley Smith, Environmental Engineer, who organized EA’s participation in the event. “As a result of the day’s events, the students gained a greater appreciation for groundwater and its importance in our daily lives.”
Dale Schlautman, Manager of EA’s Lincoln, Nebraska Office added, “It was great to see the same passion that our employees bring to work every day on display and being applied to educating our future environmental stewards. Our participation in the Groundwater Festival exemplifies EA’s commitment to community-based, mission-aligned volunteerism.”
About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
EA is a 100% ESOP-owned public benefit corporation that provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 450 professionals through a network of 25 commercial offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 42 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit www.eaest.com.