11th annual Water Festival set for Sept. 28-29

The 11th annual Water Festival will be held Sept. 28-29 at Heritage Village, East Grand Forks. This educational event is sponsored by the Dakota Science Center. Greater Grand Forks fourth graders learn about water with hands-on activities. Topics addressed include water chemistry, watershed, water quality, ground water, water cycle, physical properties, weather, history, water ecosystems, water conservation, and erosion. Water resources are of vital importance to our region's future and the future of our children. Students are given a take-home bag of information and activities. Teachers use the resource listing on our web page to prepare students for the event and receive a resource packet to take back to the classroom. Parents use our online resource listing for additional family activities.

Project Wet, a national foundation that promotes water education, has recognized the Water Festival as a Project Wet site. This means that the Water Festival meets all of the requirements set out by the Project Wet guidelines.

The media is welcome to come to the Water Festival. For more information contact Jolene Grovum, Water Festival coordinator, 773-6922.