Metro Area Children's Water Festival

Resources

CWF Learning station presenters and websites.

Station A:  Minnesota ‘s Salty Water Problem –  Brooke Aselson, Britt Gangeness, MN Pollution Control Agency; https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/salt-and-water-quality

Station B: Exploring macroinvertebrates and water quality –  Caitlin Potter, Megan Lauzon, Holle Despen, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve – UMN; www.cedarcreek.umn.edu/ed

Station C: Watersheds, Rivers, and Landforms –  Caitlin Potter, Megan Lauzon, Holle Despen, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve – UMN; www.cedarcreek.umn.edu/ed

Station D: Farmers: Stewards of Land and Water  – Sue Knott, Agriculture in the Classroom, MN Department of Agriculture; https://mn.agclassroom.org

Station E: How to keep your drinking water safe –  Scott Hanson, MN Rural Water Association; www.mrwa.com

Station F: Rainwater SimulatorTom Petersen, John Crellin, Rodney Aaron and Jason Roth, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service; www.MN.NRCS.USDA.gov

Station G: Minnesota Fish and their HabitatsMark Nemeth, MN Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries and Wildlife; www.mndnr.state.mn.us

Station H: The Incredible Journey –  Mary Morris, Springbrook Nature Center; www.springbrooknaturecenter.org

Station I: Watersheds, Runoff and the Enviroscape –  Lindsay Schwantes, Jessica Bromelkamp, Capitol Region Watershed District; www.capitolregionwd.org; Tim Olson, Bolton & Menk; www.bolton-menk.com

Station J: Blue Planet –  Lisa Maloney-Vinz and Alexa Hoekstra, Ecolab; www.projectwet.org/cleanandconserve

Station K: What fish is that? –  Mario Travaline, MN Department of Natural Resources; www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing/fin

Station L: A Model Stream – Kim Laing and Eileen Campbell, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; www.pca.state.mn.us

Station M: Sniff Out Zebra Mussels –  Julie Siems and Brent Grewe, MN Department of Natural Resources K-9 Enforcement Division; http://dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/k9/index.html

Station N: H2OlympicsDana Raines, Rice Creek Watershed District; www.ricecreek.org

Station O: Blue River Krista Jensen, MN Department of Natural Resources-Fort Snelling State Park; www.mndnr.gov/fortsnelling

Station P: How Do Fish Get Mercury?Carol Hubbard and Bruce Wilson, retired Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; www.pca.state.mn.us

Station Q: Flush the Kids!Kristi Kalk, Sadie Wunder, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; https://www.pca.state.mn.us/living-green/healthy-septic-systems

Station R: Water TransportJack Barland, Dan Henely, Tyler Winter, John Clark, Lanya Ross, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services; www.metrocouncil.org

Station S: The Watershed!Terrie O’Dea, Erik Herberg, Jen Kostrzewski, and Emily Resseger, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services; www.metrocouncil.org

Station T: Stream Creatures and Water QualityCassie Champion and Scott Haire, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services; www.metrocouncil.org

Station U: The Incredible JourneyBeth Carreno, Rice Creek Watershed District; www.ricecreek.org

Station V: FLUSH! The Wastewater Story –  Patti Craddock, Central States Water Environment Association; www.cswea.org

Station W: Macro MadnessMaggie Karschnia, MN Wetland Health Evaluation Program, Dakota County; www.mnwhep.org

Station X: Who polluted?Meagan Keefe and Laura Lefebvre, Dakota County Parks; www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks

Station Y: The House that Jack Built –  Richard Thron, Mantyla Well Drilling, Inc.; www.mantylawelldrilling.com

Station Z: World Water Monitoring Challenge – Perform experiments to discover some of the ways scientists assess water quality. Amy Patterson and Trevor Prater, Central States Water Environment Association, Young Professionals

Station AA: Just Passing ThroughLinda Radimecky, MN Department of Natural Resources-Afton State Park, and Diane Harvey, MN Department of Natural Resources-William O-Brien State Park; www.mndnr.gov/

Station BB: Clean In, Clean Out: Prevent the Spread of Invasive SpeciesTina Wolbers and Keegan Lund, MN Department of Natural Resources; www.mndnr/gov/AIS

Station CC: Mystery of the Disappearing WaterfallAbby Olson and Forest Eidbo, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (National Park Service); www.nps.gov/miss

Station DD: Water Quality – Is Your Understanding Crystal Clear?Laurie Sovell, Josh Stock, MN Pollution Control Agency, http://www.pca.state.mn.us/cmp

Station EE: Watch It Rain! –  Jen Schaust, MN Department of Agriculture; www.mda.state.mn.us

Station FF: Our Water Rocks Superstar Show! –  Students from Academy for Sciences & Agriculture, Vadnais Heights directed by Matthey Hertz; www.afsahighschool.com

Station GG: Stormwater Floodplain Model –  Joe Waln, Matt Bauman, Kelsey Forward, Jen Oknich and Mike Welvaert, MN Association of Floodplain Managers; www.mnafpm.org

Station HH: Water Pollution on TrialJoshua Burman, MN Pollution Control Agency; www.pca.state.mn.us

Station II: The Water Beneath Our FeetAngie Hong and Lauren Haydon, Washington Conservation District; www.mnwcd.org/emwrep

Station JJ: Singing RiversScott Sparlin, The Coalition for a Clean Minnesota River; ccmnriver.org

Station KK: Down the Dirty DrainKate Clayton, Daurius Mikroberts, Friends of the Mississippi River; www.fmr.org

Station LL: Cleaning Dirty Water: How Easy is it? –  Kelly Perrine, City of Lakeville; http://www.lakevillemn.gov/196/Environmental-Resources

Station MM: Buzz…Mosquitoes! –  Mike McLean, Monica Wickelgren, Scott Grant and Brian Feldhake, Metropolitan Mosquito Control District; www.mmcd.org

Station NN: A Cloud in a Jar? Weather in MNJeff Edmondson, KARE 11; www.kare11.com

Station OO: What’s in that water? –  Alisa Reckinger, Mary Karius; Hennepin County; www.hennepin.us/environmentaleducation

Station PP: Clean water comes from trees. Really? Really. –  Teri Heyer, Cassie Kurtz and Jill Poknory, USDA Forest Service; www.fs.usda.gov/urban-connections

Station QQ: Water around the world is in serious trouble! –  Judy Onufer, Danielle Kruger, H20 for Life; www.h2oforlifeschools.org

Station RR: Water JeopardyLiz Kaufenberg, Jeanne Giernet and Mary Robinson, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; www.seek.state.mn.us

Station SS: Catch a Wave!John Bushey, Riley Lake Engineering, Inc.

Stages at Heffron Park and Baldwin Park: Water!  Science Museum of Minnesota, schooloutreach@smm.org.

 

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