An Amazing Water Education Experience for Middle School Students along the beautiful Detroit Riverfront!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2013 Detroit River Water Festival on May 10, 2013!
Nearly 800 Detroit Public School students attended the event from 11 schools.
Thank you to the presenters from 21 different organizations: Alliance for the Great Lakes, Belle Isle Nature Zoo, DTE Energy, Wayne State University, Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority, International Joint Commission, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Sea Grant, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, Sierra Club, University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center, Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, City of Detroit Green Task Force, Wayne County Department of Public Services Water Quality Management Division, Lafayette Greens: A Compuware Urban Garden, Macomb County Public Works, and VoyageInTime.
Thank you to the 65 volunteers from 10 organizations who assisted with the festival: Wayne State University, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Quicken Loans, Friends of the Detroit River, Bioneers Detroit, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, Wayne County Community College, Detroit Public Schools, DTE Energy, Michigan State and GM.
Thank you to our presenting sponsors: DTE Energy Foundation, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Detroit River Canadian Cleanup Committee, GM, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, International Joint Commission
2013 Detroit River Water Festival Video:
SAVE THE DATE: The 2014 Detroit River Water Festival is planned for May 8th!
What is the Detroit River Water Festival?
The Detroit River Water Festival is a day-long educational event designed to help sixth-grade students learn about our most precious natural resource – clean, fresh water. Students from Detroit and Windsor area will come together to learn about the Detroit River in this bi-national event.
This FREE program helps students appreciate the importance of water and how it impacts their daily lives. It also provides students with hands-on activities to help them understand water resource-related topics including ecosystems, social studies, the geosphere and the hydrologic cycle. Students will learn the central role water and the Detroit River play in the region’s economy and quality of life.
Classes will rotate through four different outdoor and indoor learning stations along the Detroit Riverfront. Indoor presentations will take place in the GM Learning Center inside the Renaissance Center. Lunch will be provided to students at Rivard Plaza.
Many partners have come together to make this event happen. We thank the following organizations for their contributions to the planning commitee as volunteers to support the design and execution of the festival.
The Detroit River Water Festival is made possible through the following partnerships: