Students learn how scientists measure water quality, the water cycle, where water goes when the toilet is flushed, how tiny bugs are indicators of water quality, the importance of wetlands, basic water science, and more. About 1,300 students from the seven county metropolitan counties celebrate our most precious resource: water. See our Facebook page.
The first Metro Area Children’s Water Festival was in 1998 at Fort Snelling in St. Paul. The festival is a program of the Metro Conservation Districts.
The festival is planned and implemented by water resource educators representing metro area counties and watersheds, state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations. Learning station presenters represent universities; state agencies such as Metropolitan Council, Pollution Control Agency, Department of Natural Resources and Mosquito Control District; federal agencies such as the Forest Service, National Parks Service and Department of Agriculture; counties; watersheds; engineering firms; and more.