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An Amazing Water Education Experience for Middle School Students along the beautiful Detroit River on Belle Isle!

Come Join  us on April 28, 2016 on Belle Isle for the 5th Detroit River Water Festival,  A premier water education event for Middle School Students in the Detroit area.


What is a Water Festival?

The Detroit River Water Festival is a day-long educational event designed to help middle school students learn about our most precious natural resource – clean, fresh water. Students from the Detroit area will come together to learn about the Detroit River.

The Detroit River Water Festival is offered as a FREE program to help educate school students about the importance and beauty of the water around us and how it impacts our daily lives. The Water Festival provides students with hands-on activities, taught by top level academic instructors and water quality professionals designed to expose students to a wide variety of water related issues.  Through attending the Water Festival students gain an understanding of the diverse topics related to our water recourses including ecosystems, social studies, the geosphere and the hydrologic cycle. By being an active participant in the Water Festival students, and adults learn the central role water and the Detroit River play in the region’s economy and quality of life and begin to understand their  lifetime role as stewards of this remarkable precious resource.

Thank You for a Successful 2015 Water Festival

In 2015 nearly 1,000 Detroit Public School students from 30 schools joined us on Belle Isle. Thank you to our “outstanding” presenters from 21 different organizations who educated and entertained our children brilliantly and “ Thank You”  to the 65 tireless volunteers from many organizations who made the 2015 Water Festival a resounding success,  and finally, “Thank You” to our 2015 Water Festival sponsors without whom this event could not have happened!

2013 Detroit River Water Festival Video:

Join us for the 2016 Water Festival on Detroit’s Jewel - Belle Isle - on April 28, 2016

It Takes  a Village

Come join us as we plan for the 5th Annual Detroit  Water Festival on Belle Isle, the State’s 102nd State Park.  

Register Today: Presenters, Volunteers, Sponsors  Needed!

Organizations and Individuals are needed to help make this a successful event. If you can provide support, would like to present  and or  can volunteer some time at the event,  please complete the following forms and send it to our 2016 Water Festival Planning Staff.

2016 Water Festival Sponsorship Information

2016 Water Festival Presenter / Volunteer Registration

The Detroit River Water Festival is made possible through the following partnerships: