Zephyrhills® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water Teams Up with Crystal Springs Foundation to Take Water Education on the Road

  Zephyrhills® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water Teams Up with Crystal Springs
                Foundation to Take Water Education on the Road

Celebrate the launch of an interactive mobile lab that brings environmental
education to students throughout Florida

PR Newswire

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Fla., Jan. 9, 2013

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Fla., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Zephyrhills® Brand 100%
Natural Spring Water is going straight to the source to bring quality
environmental education on the road. Today, the iconic local spring water
brand is teaming up with Crystal Springs Foundation to host the launch of
WaterVentures™, Florida's Learning Lab – a vehicle that will empower Florida's
students to make environmentally conscious decisions through interactive,
educational experiences. The launch is being celebrated today at Crystal
Springs Preserve, one of the spring sources for Zephyrhills 100% Natural
Spring Water, with 100 fourth-grade students, local influencers and government

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More than 50,000 students, parents and teachers engage in hands-on learning
science experiences at Crystal Springs Preserve every year. With the launch of
WaterVentures, Crystal Springs Foundation and Zephyrhills have the opportunity
to reach an additional 100,000 students in Northern and Southern Florida,
significantly expanding their geographic footprint. "We're thrilled to be
working with Zephyrhills to inspire critical thinking and empower students to
make a difference in the world around them," says Karen Pate, Vice President,
Crystal Springs Foundation. "The Foundation's goal is to educate people about
Florida's wetland habitats and creatures, and this mobile learning lab will
serve as a tool to engage more youth in an entertaining and dynamic way."

WaterVentures, Florida's Learning Lab, is a traveling science center housed
within a customized 53-foot semi-trailer that will tour elementary schools
throughout Florida over the next 12 months. The vehicle features several
enriching activities that offer a hands-on look at Florida's water and
conservation, with interior, museum-quality exhibits on topics including
aquifers and the natural filtration of spring water, Florida's hydrogeology
and biodiversity, water stewardship and recycling. The lab also features a
dynamic staff of trained educators, an outdoor activity center and an AV
screen for presentations. All of the exhibits were designed by the experienced
teaching team from Crystal Springs Foundation.

"We're thrilled to officially unveil WaterVentures and kick off the tour in
Florida with Crystal Springs Foundation," says Greg Berumen, Senior Marketing
Manager, Zephyrhills Brand 100% Natural Spring Water. "Zephyrhills is
committed to preserving the local area and this dynamic learning tool
approaches environmental education in a creative and engaging way."

For more information on WaterVentures, Florida's Learning Lab, please visit
the Zephyrhills brand on Facebook.

About Nestle Waters North America
With 36 years of experience providing refreshment in the bottled water
segment, Nestle Waters North America is the nation's leading bottled water
company. The company produces six regional natural spring water brands in the
U.S., distributes three international brands, produces Nestle® Pure Life®, its
nationally distributed purified bottled water, and most recently,
ready-to-drink iced teas. The company's dedication to quality products,
employee development, bringing shared value to communities, and its commitment
to environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and
packaging, has led Nestle Waters North America to be the third largest
non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S.

About Crystal Springs Preserve
Crystal Springs Preserve has served its guests in a number of ways over the
millennia. It has been a source of drinking water for Florida pioneers, the
hub of a utopian community, a swimming hole and one of the spring sources for
Zephyrhills Natural Spring Water. Thanks to a unique partnership between
Nestle Waters North America and the Bob Thomas family, the spring has evolved
into a world-class environmental education center that teaches thousands of
school-age children each year about springs ecology and the importance of
conservation. For more information, visit www.crystalspringspreserve.com.

SOURCE Nestle Waters North America

Website: http://www.nestle-watersna.com
Contact: Andrea Salzman, Cone Communications, asalzman@conecomm.com,
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