Dear Students:

Muscovy Mineral Spring Water is a corporation located in Moscow, Russia. Our product is pure, bottled water from the upland streams that are tributaries of the Volga River. It has met with great success in Europe, and our Board of Directors would like to expand our business into the United States of America. To achieve this goal, they have asked me to find a site in the U.S. to build a distribution center that will include a corporate office, warehouse, and shipping facility.

These are the cities we are considering:

My travel budget does not allow me to visit all of the cities we are considering. Therefore, I am asking for your help in choosing a location. I would like you to prepare a presentation based on research that will give MMSW a sense of the city's quality of life, especially for children. Some of our company executives will be moving to the U.S. with their families.

I am enclosing some information about Muscovy Mineral Spring Water and guidelines for the presentation. The deadline for completion of the project is four weeks from your receipt of this letter.

Thank you very much for your time and cooperation in helping us complete our research.


Oleg Vladimirovich Solokov
Chief Executive Officer
Muscovy Mineral Spring Water

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Authors: Marie Bartolotta from Mill Street Elementary School and Sharon Gatz from Highlands Elementary School, Naperville, Illinois
Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab. Funded by the Midwest Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education based at the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
Last Updated: September 3, 1999