May 24, 2012 from 9am-2pm at the Detroit Riverfront!
The Detroit River Water Festival is a day-long educational event designed to help sixth-grade students learn about our most precious natural resource – clean, fresh water. Students from Detroit and Windsor area will come togther to learn about the Detroit River in this bi-national event.
This FREE program helps students appreciate the importance of water and how it impacts their daily lives. It also provides students with hands-on activities to help them understand water resource-related topics including ecosystems, social studies, the geosphere and the hydrologic cycle. Students will learn the central role water and the Detroit River play in the region’s economy and quality of life.
Classes will rotate through four different outdoor and indoor learning stations along the Detroit Riverfront. Indoor presentations will take place in the GM Learning Center inside the Renaissance Center. Lunch will be provided to students at Rivard Plaza along with educational entertainment from the live music of Joe Reilly.
Many partners have come together to make this event happen. We thank the following organizations for their contributions to the planning commitee as volunteers to support the design and execution of the festival.
Sponsors: DTE Energy Foundation, International Joint Commission, Cranbrook Institute of Science, GM, and the Detroit Wayne County Port Authority
Partners: Wayne State University, Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, Michigan Sea Grant, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Sierra Club Great Lakes Program, Friends of the Detroit River, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Detroit Public Schools, Friends of the Rouge, Wayne County Department of Public Services, University of Michigan Dearborn, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Wayne County Community College.