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Lake St. Clair fest teaches students importance of preserving natural resources

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Clinton Township — The butterscotch-colored corn snake patiently allowed students to stroke its back as the presenter held it coiled around her arm.

Some students snapped pictures of "Zeus," while others giggled nervously.

"It's really cool and kind of gross at the same time," said Elizabeth Foster, 11, a fifth-grader at Westwood Elementary School in the Warren Woods Public School District.

Elizabeth was one of about 1,600 Macomb County fourth- and fifth-grade students who gathered Tuesday at Macomb Community College to explore concepts of water conservation, preservation and safety at the fifth annual Lake St. Clair Water Festival. The event's goal was to instill an understanding of stewardship of the earth's water and its impact on all living creatures.  more...

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