Due to Covid-19 this year’s festival is being held in a virtual format. Head of the Freshwater Forum Michele Arquette-Palermo and Freshwater Education Coordinator Lizz Parkinson will go live each day of the festival. In order to accommodate varying schedules each program will be offered twice daily at 10am and 1pm.

Daily Topics

Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020
Where in the world is all the water? We will demonstrate how much water is on the planet and where you can find it, viewers will gain an appreciation for how precious freshwater is.

Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020
How water shapes the Earth? We will demonstrate how glaciers created the Great Lakes Basin and how water moves across the land.

Thursday Oct. 22, 2020
Aquifer Investigation Learn about groundwater, how it is stored and used by humans. 

Friday Oct. 23, 2020
Water Conservation Learn about direct and indirect use of water in your home and how to reduce your water waste.

The Rouge River Water Festival is designed to help elementary students learn about our most precious natural resource – clean, fresh water. This free program will help 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, the geosphere and the hydrologic cycle.

To register for this years event visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RRWFAllAccess20

Links to the live session will be sent to those who register.

The festival is a collaboration coordinated by the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, Cranbrook Institute of Science and funded by Pure Oakland Water.

Rouge River Water Festival 2020