The 23rd annual Metro Area Children’s Water Festival will be offered virtually this year – be sure to check back in September for the virtual festival or click here to sign up to receive a notification when the virtual festival becomes live!

In the meantime, check out the resources below to find some fun activities to learn about water at home:

Big Sioux Water Festival

“Defenders of the Future Tackle Today’s Water Troubles” – a free story with lessons, activities, and resources to solve real-world problems for grades 4+

Discover Water – The Role of Water in Our Lives

H.O.M.E.School – Alliance for the Great Lakes

Project WET – Water Education for Teachers is an international, interdisciplinary, water science and education program for formal and non-formal educators of K-12 students.

Waters to the Sea Mississippi River Adventure – an interactive story map from Hamline University Center for Global Environmental Education

Activities Library – The Groundwater Foundation

Drinking Water for Kids – US EPA

Minnesota Ground Water Association

Water Environment Federation – scroll to “Educational Resource Links”

Aquatic Invasive Species Teacher Toolkit – Anoka County Parks and Anoka Conservation District

Fishing in the Neighborhood (FiN) – MN Department of Natural Resources

Adopt-a-Drain – Metro Watershed Partners: a coalition of over 40 public, private and nonprofit organizations in the Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota metropolitan area that, through collaborative educational outreach, teaches residents how to care for area water.

H20 for Life

Environmental Education Portal – Minnesota Association for Environmental Education

Hennepin County Environmental Education

Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom – MN Department of Agriculture

Natural Resources Field Trip Digital Discovery Packet - University of Minnesota Extension