Take Groundwater Education Outside the Classroom

A youth education event at your school or in your community is a great way to educate a lot of people in a fun and memorable way.

Groundwater festival

The Children’s Groundwater Festival

The focus of a festival is to educate youth through lively entertainment, interactive displays and tangible experiments.

The Children’s Groundwater Festival has become an international model that has been adapted and replicated throughout the world. Festivals have been held in nearly 40 U.S. states, in Mexico, Canada, Australia, and India. People everywhere are realizing the importance of educating young people about groundwater and how groundwater connects to all other resources.

The Groundwater Foundation founded the Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival in 1988 as an annual dynamic, energetic, one-day event filled with hands-on education for fourth and fifth grade students of Nebraska. For 16 years The Groundwater Foundation sponsored and organized the festival.

In 2004, leadership of the Children’s Groundwater Festival was turned over to its host community of Grand Island, Nebraska, where it successfully continues to this day. For information or to attend the festival, contact current host Central Platte Natural Resources District at 308-385-6282 or cpnrd@cpnrd.org.

Festival and Camp Guides

The Groundwater Foundation has developed many festival and camp guides to help make your event a success.

Making Waves Guide Cover
Making More Waves Cover
Making a Bigger Splash Cover
Making Ripples Cover
Making Discoveries Cover
Jump Into It Cover