This winter, the Metro Childrenâ€™s Water Festival Planning CommitteeÂ has been busy reviewing the results of last yearâ€™s water festival, and planning for next year.Â An important measure of the festivalâ€™s success is the (before and after the festival) improvement seen in student performance on questions about topics they explored at the water festival.Â The results were very impressive again this year.
The Twin Cities Metro Childrenâ€™s Water Festival of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota received the prestigious Public Education Award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF), a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of water quality professionals.
The Public Education Award recognizes significant accomplishments in promoting awareness and understanding of the water environment issues among the general public, through the development and implementation of public education programs. The WEF network includes water quality professionals from 79 Member Associations in over 30 countries who work toward the WEF vision of preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. More information regarding WEF can be found on their website atÂ www.wef.org.