Blakely, Ga (WTVY) - Early County 4th graders took to the Great Outdoors today to learn all about the importance of H2O.
Georgia-Pacific hosted their 11th-annual Water Ways Festival at Kolomoki Mounds State Park in Blakely.
Students took the classroom outside to learn about one of the Earth's most precious resources and how to take better care of our planet.
Different learning stations set-up around the park focused on topics like agriculture, animals, and weather.
“Alligators hibernate and they make nests,” noted 4th grader, Will McClain, who was excited to learn about the local wildlife.
The 4th graders even got a chance to earn their sea legs, and take a boat ride on the lake.
But, students also stepped away with some valuable lessons.
"I can learn to recycle and not throw stuff in the trash,” says 4th grader, Raleigh Purvis.
And students even want to show their appreciation for our nation’s state parks.
"Maybe I can get my family to come to different parks and help cleanup,” suggested 4th grader, Zaria Godsen.