On May 24, 2012 nearly 600 Detroit Public Schools 6th grade students attended the Detroit River Water Festival along the riverfront. Each class attended four different indoor and outdoor presentations.
43 Presenters from 18 partner organizations provided educational programs about all aspects of water, including invasive species, meauring water quality, food webs, Great Lakes fish, zooplankton, importance of wetlands and native plants, pollution prevention, soil erosion, French history of the Detroit River, Boat safety and more!
Many different partners came together as a committee to plan and host the event:
- DTE Energy Foundation
- Cranbrook Institute of Science
- International Joint Commission
- Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
- Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
- Detroit Public Schools
- Friends of the Detroit River
- Alliance for the Great Lakes
- Michigan Sea Grant
- Wayne State University
- Sierra Club - Great Lakes Program
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Friends of the Rouge
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Wayne County Community College
- Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority
- Michigan Department of Natural Resources
- Wayne County Department of Environment
Special thanks to our presenting sponsor!
Thank you to our supporting sponsors!