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May 17 & 18 at the Dakota College Campus

After an abrupt hiatus in 2020, NCEC and Dakota College at Bottineau were excited to be able to host an in-person event this past May 17 & 18.

The event was scaled down to allow for smaller group sizes and social distancing of school groups enabling over 400 students from 8 schools to attend. Nine sessions were facilitated by 12 presenters and 11 volunteers. Session topics included Water Quality–Ask the Bugs, Is there a Party in My Pond?, Water Olympics, Pucker Effect, Aquaponics, The Trees Role in the Importance of Water, Watershed Model, Aqua Bodies, and a Soil Tunnel tour.

The annual event teaches 5th and 6th graders about water science, conservation, and best management practices by demonstrating how water interacts with humans and the natural environment within North Dakota’s watersheds.

The student survey data report is available here.


 

The annual Water Festival engages 4-6th graders in water related STEM activities.

North Dakota Water Education Program encompasses Project WET
curriculum materials and educational resources in conjunction with other
water education resources. North Dakota Water Education Program
teaches water science, conservation, and best management practices by
demonstrating how water interacts with humans and the natural
environment within North Dakota’s watersheds.
The Water Festival is a partnership between Dakota College at Bottineau,
North Central Education Cooperative and North Dakota Water
Commission.

NCEC 2021 Water Festival Report
NCEC 2019 Water Festival Report–DCB
NCEC 2019 Water Festival Report–Drake
NCEC 2018 Water Festival Report