PRESS RELEASE

DATE:  November 27, 2017

CONTACT:  
Cristen McMillan
Phone:  772-564-5527  

 

Vero Beach, FL – November 27, 2017 –  On December 4th, Indian River Academy will be hosting WaterVentures, Florida’s Learning Lab, to educate students on the water cycle and empower them to become water stewards.

WaterVentures, a mobile science lab housed inside a redesigned 53-foot semi-trailer, features museum quality experiential learning activities and exhibits that offer a hands-on look at Florida’s diverse watersheds, water conservation, recycling efforts, and the Florida ecosystem. WaterVentures is based on the experience and success of the Crystal Springs Foundation and Crystal Springs Preserve, a 530-acre sanctuary devoted to environmental education and dedicated to the preservation of Florida’s natural environment. Funded primarily by Zephyrhills® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, WaterVentures operates six days per week visiting schools, fairs, and community events throughout the year. It is also made possible through sponsorships from Crystal Springs Foundation and Publix Super Markets Charities.

“Teaching kids and Florida residents how essential water is as a natural resource is more vital now than ever,” said Karen Pate, Vice President of Crystal Springs Preserve. “We are thrilled to visit Indian River Academy and help foster the next generation of water stewards.”

Dustin Strate, 5th grade teacher and organizer of the WaterVentures event for Indian River Academy, stated, “On December 4th, we will be hosting WaterVentures here at Indian River Academy. This is a great opportunity for our students to learn about Florida's watersheds and why conservation of this natural resource is so important. Students will work with experienced educators who provide a hands-on experience to help students understand the issues with today’s watershed, in a mobile science lab, providing museum quality exhibits. 

When: December 4, 2017 Starting at 9am

Where: Indian River Academy 500 20th St SW, Vero Beach, FL 32962

For more information on WaterVentures, visit www.waterventures.us.

waterventures mobile lab

WaterVentures Mobile Lab