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An Amazing Water Education Experience for Middle School Students along the beautiful Detroit Riverfront!

The Detroit River Water Festival moves to Belle Isle in 2014!

Come Join  us on May 8, 2014  as the Detroit Festival moves into its 3rd exciting  successful season as one of  the “Premier Water Education Events”  for Middle School Students in the Detroit / Windsor area.

What is a 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.

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 2013 Water Festival

In 2013 nearly 800 Detroit Public School students from 11 schools joined us along the beautiful “Detroit Riverwalk” from Rivard Plaza to the GM Building 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 10 organizations who made the 2013 Water Festival a resounding success,  and finally, “Thank You” to our 2013 Water Festival sponsors without whom this event could not have happened!

2013 Detroit River Water Festival Video:

Join us for the 2014 Water Festival on Detroit’s Jewel - Belle Isle - on May 8, 2014

It Takes  a Village

Come join us as we plan for the 3rd Annual Detroit  Water Festival and join in the excitement of welcoming “Belle Isle” as the State’s 102nd State Park.  This year’s event will move the Water Festival from the Detroit River Walk to the Spectacular Belle Isle. The move will allow for a bigger and better venue with more space, diversity in presentations and of course that breathtaking scenic view of the Detroit skyline and the Detroit River that can only be seen from Belle Isle

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 2014 Water Festival Planning Staff.

2014 Water Festival Sponsorship Information

2014 Water Festival Presenter / Volunteer Registration

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