Welcome to the Metro Children’s Water Festival.
The annual festival is produced for 4th grade students in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area and is held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The festival teaches children about water resources and how they can help ensure a future where both the quantity and quality of water resources are protected and managed wisely.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Calling all fourth grade teachers…
Fourth grade teachers are invited to register for the 26th annual Metro Children’s Water Festival. We are excited to continue in-person water festivals! The 2023 festival will be held on Wednesday, September 27. Registration for the in-person festival is OPEN NOW through March 24, 2023.
Please note that the virtual festival is available year-round, and registration is not required for this option.
In addition to our annual festival, we have put together a vast array of activities, projects and resources.
We split the content into categories to help you find the content you want and teach these lessons in smaller segments, making it easier to work into your classroom curriculum. The lessons are fun and engaging for students! Parents and guardians may also find some activities fun to do at home as a family. There are many ways to use this variety of resources!
A WORD FROM OUR PARTICIPANTS
“I liked going inside a bubble!”
“I learned about the water cycle. It was awesome!”
“My favorite part was a when we went to the big stage and we all learned a lot about water!”
“Thank you for teaching me about the animals like turtles, frogs, snakes, and lizards.”
“Our students had a great time and an enriching learning experience that covered many state science standards.”
“Do not poison the water. It’s bad for us and for animals. Thank you for teaching me.”
“I learned how water travels under the earth, and how people use 100 gallons a day.”
“Thank you for teaching me how do we get waves in the ocean. I’ve ALWAYS wondered.”