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Water Festival

Water Festivals

Since 2000, Make a Splash with Project WET water festivals have been held throughout the nation. Water festivals are educational, fun, interactive events where students explore a diversity of water topics using Project WET materials. Michigan Project WET facilitators coordinate the Michigan festivals, which occur in a variety of locations throughout the state. Project WET has a developed a guide to planning a water festival. https://www.projectwet.org/programs/water-festivals

Macatawa Water Festival

Designed to get families and children engaged with Lake Macatawa, local waterways and the Macatawa Watershed, the festival features hands-on activities and educational exhibits from over two dozen partners from around the area. More information at: https://outdoordiscovery.org/macatawa-water-festival/

Video about AWRI Outreach & Research and the 2015 Macatawa Water Festival

 

Macatawa Watershed Research at GVSU-AWRI
Dr. Steinman's lab: Lake Macatawa Annual Water Quality Report and Yearly Dashboard
Dr. Ruetz's lab: Lake Macatawa Fish Survey 


Virtual Water Festivals

Arizona Project WET

Welcome to the Arizona Water Festival Virtual Event! This page is full of the resources you’ll need to experience the Arizona Water Festival online. The four different learning areas that you will participate in are: Groundwater, Watersheds, Water Cycle, and Water Conservation Technology. Each area includes videos or online learning activities and Big Ideas where you can check what you learned.  https://arizonawet.arizona.edu/awf/arizona-water-festival/awf-virtual-event

Pikes Peak Children's Water Festival

The Pikes Peak Children's Water Festival gives fourth-grade students a chance to learn about water, wildlife, and pollution.  Numerous water-related organizations have created virtual activities and presentations on a variety of topics. https://coloradosprings.gov/waterfestival


Online Resources

Project WET

Project WET has created a suite of free and discounted resources that educators, parents and children can use to learn about water while meeting standards in math, language arts, science and even fine arts.  Note that this site is updated regularly with new resources and tips. Please check back weekly to view Project WET resources!  https://www.projectwet.org/distancelearning


Water Festival

Contact Michigan Project WET for more information or for water festival ideas.

Dr. Janet Vail: vailj@gvsu.edu
Amanda Syers: syersam@gvsu.edu