• WaterFest - Education
  • Water Festival

    Each year, NGRREC’s Water Festival is flooded with several hundred fifth grade students and their teachers for a fun-filled day of educational activities and interactive demonstrations. Hosted with the help of partners including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and The Nature Institute, the annual Water Festival offers over 30 hands-on activity station promoting water resource awareness, including canoe rides and fishing, as well as a visiting aquarium that contains local Mississippi River native fishes such as gar and paddlefish.

    Participating teachers attend a one-day teacher workshop in advance of the festival where they are introduced to concepts of water resources management and big river ecology. Teachers also receive free materials and resources to incorporate water conservation education into their classroom sessions to help prepare students for the festival.

    In addition to the materials and workshops, participating schools are provided with funding for bus transportation and teacher substitutes.

    Water Festival 2019
  • Water Festival Highlights

  • For more information about the Water Festival

    Sarah Fisher, Director of Environmental Education

    5800 Godfrey Rd.
    Godfrey, IL

    Phone: (618) 468-2783