Past Events

The Making Waves Initiative has been involved in many events from partnerships with other organizations to more centralized projects. From the beginning, the initiative organized Big Splash Week 2019, and from there we have continued to provide students, faculty, and the community opportunities to get out and experience more in the hopes of bringing water to the forefront of people's learning and lives.

Big Splash Week 2019

Big Splash Week 2019 was a week of events intended to kick-off the start of the Making Waves Initiative. A mix of education and entertainment, the week gave Lakers and the surrounding community a glimpse into the initiative's goals for future engagement. 

Big Splash Week

Louie and kids
Beach Clean Up
Students during Big Splash week

Kayaking at the Confluence

As a part of Big Splash Week 2019, one event brought Laker's kayaking at the Confluence at the Grand Ravines Park. Participants were encouraged to bike or hike to the park to join Making Waves leaders as well as other GVSU leaders, including President Philomena Mantella and Provost Maria Cimitile, for kayaking, food, and fun.


Interested in a kayaking experience of your own? Contact us at [email protected] to learn more!

Confluence video

Mantella in a kayak
Louie the Laker and friends at confluence
three people in kayaks

Page last modified September 1, 2020