WaterVentures has provided a platform for educational outreach programs and inspired appreciation for Florida's water resources
Zephyrhills® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water and WaterVentures Florida's Mobile Learning Lab, funded primarily by the brand, announced at the Florida State Fair on February 9 that WaterVentures has reached a milestone of educating over one million people throughout Florida since it first hit the road in 2013. WaterVentures celebrated this significant milestone with Florida State Fair attendees who were surprised with tickets for their own local water adventure at the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
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 how water moves through our lives. 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. Funding from Zephyrhills® Brand helps enable WaterVentures to visit schools, fairs, and community events throughout the year, empowering students and citizens to become water stewards in their local Florida communities and make environmentally conscious decisions.
"Zephyrhills Brand is honored to be a sponsor of WaterVentures, and we are so excited to have reached this major milestone," said Kent Koptiuch, Zephyrhills® Brand Natural Resource Manager. "As a natural spring water brand sourced locally in Florida, we are keenly aware of the importance of our state's water resources, and we are committed to helping WaterVentures foster the next generation of water stewards through its educational platforms."
"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 have educated over one million people and look forward to working with the next million in the years to come. We are so grateful to Zephyrhills Brand and our supporters for helping make this happen."