Northeast Glacial Lakes Watershed Improvement & Protection Project

Water Festivals

Water festivals are a one-day water based science fair open to area 4th grade students.  Presenters provide hands-on activities, displays and talks, on a variety of water topics including aquatic insects, fisheries, the water cycle, water pollution, panning for gold, water safety, wetland plants and waterfowl. Personnel from the Northeast Glacial Lakes  Watershed Improvement and Protection Project participate in both the Big Sioux and Northern Prairie Water Festivals. 


The Big Sioux Water Festival is held in Brookings, South Dakota, in May on the South Dakota State University campus.  For more information on the Big Sioux Festival visit:


Northern Prairie Water Festival is held in Aberdeen, South Dakota, in late September on the campus of Northern State University. For more information on the Northern Prairie Water Festival contact: