Several dozen local students are learning first-hand about the need to conserve water through a popular program run by the St. Lawrence River Institute.
The Eastern Ontario Children's Water Festival brings together children from Cornwall and SD and G to learn about water science, conservation and technology.
As many as 30 stations have been set up at the institute this week to teach children everything from how water can do work, to how it filters contaminants.
"At this age the kids are like sponges," said festival co-ordinator Lisa Migneault, with pun fully intended. "They are soaking up alll this information.
"There is only a finite amount of water available in the world. They need to learn this message now."
This is the seventh year the river institute has hosted the event. Other festivals take place in Casselman and Spencerville.
For more check out www.riverinstutute.ca.