Improvements in Student Performance

This winter, the Metro Children’s Water Festival Planning Committee has been busy reviewing the results of last year’s water festival, and planning for next year.  An important measure of the festival’s success is the (before and after the festival) improvement seen in student performance on questions about topics they explored at the water festival.  The results were very impressive again this year.

Metro Children’s Water Festival Receives Top Water Quality Award

WEF AwardThe Twin Cities Metro Children’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 at