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2024 Water Festival


Tuesday, May 14, 2024

This daylong festival, held annually for 6th-grade students living in Monroe County, provides hands-on activities for students to learn about the local environment. The schoolchildren attended presentations held by environmental experts and learned about topics such as water science, pollution prevention, and sustainability concepts, all while utilizing the award-winning IHM Senior Living Community’s green campus as a living laboratory. The day was supported by the Monroe County Environmental Fund and River Raisin Institute with organizational help provided by Monroe ISD.

Thank you to the following organizations who joined us:

Station activities included:

  • River Raisin Bee Keepers
  • Monroe Conservation District
  • Huron-Clinton Metroparks
  • University of Toledo
  • UM-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center
  • Wild Birds Unlimited of Woodhaven
  • St. Mary Organic Farm
  • Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
  • Bird Center of Michigan
  • Michigan Nature Association/Michigan Vernal Pools Partnership
  • Monroe County Museum System
  • OSU Stone Laboratory/ Ohio Sea Grant
  • Waterfowl
  • Beekeeping
  • Macro Invertebrates
  • Organic gardening
  • Water testing- Ph and Nitrates
  • Composting
  • Aquatic mammal of the fur trade
  • Saving songbirds


Thank you to all the volunteers who
helped make the day a success!