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Media Advisory: Learn More about Water in Your Community
Released: 10/15/2008 2:23:13 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Jerad Bales 1-click interview
Phone: 919-571-4048

Mary L Giorgino 1-click interview
Phone: 919-571-4087

Who:  U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists from the Raleigh area and local students

What: Education activity for local students to learn from water experts about the water resources in the Triangle area. Activities will include hands-on experiments.  Students will see, touch, and try on specialized gear used during water testing; and play interactive games to build and test their water knowledge. This is also an opportunity to interview scientists about water quality trends in the Raleigh area.

When:                   Friday, October 17

                         12 noon - 2:30 pm -- Three 45 minute sessions with 30 children per session

Where:              A.E. Finley YMCA

                         9216 Baileywick Rd.

                         Raleigh, NC 27615

Why:  This event celebrates the 20-year partnership between the USGS and local governments to track water-quality conditions in many of the area's rivers and water-supply reservoirs. For more information about this project and other USGS activities in North Carolina, see:  http://nc.water.usgs.gov/

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