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Iowa Children's Water Festival

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, Iowa

This year, the Iowa Children's Water Festival is celebrating more than 23 years of educating Iowa FIFTH GRADE students about the importance of water!

Did you know?

  • More than 2,000 Iowa 5th graders attend the Festival each year!
  • More than 200 Volunteers are needed each year!
  • There are more than 60 Presenters/Exhibitors!
  • There are stage shows, games, and poster and essay contests!

The Iowa Children's Water Festival is the Recipient of:

  • Environmental Excellence Award
  • "Above and Beyond" the Governor's service recognition program, which honors groups and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the well-being of Iowa children
  • Outstanding Water Resources Educator Award from the Iowa State University Water Resources Research Institute
  • "Ding" Darling Environmental Excellence Award for Outstanding Environmental Education Program by the Iowa Association of Naturalists Iowa Conservation Education Council

Thank you for participating the Iowa Children’s Water Festival! Your participation, whether attending, presenting, exhibiting, sponsoring or volunteering is critical to sustaining this event. Educational events, like the Iowa Children’s Water Festival, plays an integral role in protecting Iowa’s water resources. On behalf of the Iowa Association of Water Agencies, Iowa Children’s Water Festival Steering Committee and Development Board, we THANK YOU!