Over 800 Detroit Public Schools sixth-grade students were in attendance at the 2014 Detroit River Water Festival at Belle Isle on Thursday, May 8.
The Detroit River Water Festival is designed to help sixth-grade students from DPS learn about our most precious natural resource – clean, fresh water. By educating students about water quality, organizers hope to inspire the next generation to be great stewards of water resources such as the Detroit River. This free program helps students appreciate the importance of water and how it affects their daily lives. Presentations included hands-on activities about water resource-related topics including ecosystems, social studies, the geosphere and the hydrologic cycle. Most importantly, students learned the central role water and the Detroit River play in the region’s quality of life and the role they can play to protect it. The event took place at Belle Isle Park, near the Aquarium and Conservatory, as well as the Belle Isle Nature Zoo.
Friends of the Detroit River whom plan and execute the Detroit River Water Festival. This year makes the third year that DTE Energy Foundation and Cranbrook Institute of Science have worked with partners to bring back the Detroit River Water Festival.
Supporting sponsors include:
Friends of the Detroit River
DTE Energy Foundation
Detroit Public Schools
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Pure Oakland Water
Detroit River Canadian Cleanup
U.S. Forest Service
Detroit RiverFront Conservancy
International Joint Commission
Cranbrook Institute of Science
For more information, visit www.detroitriverwaterfestival.com