‘Make A Splash’ Water Festival

Making a Splash with 5th Graders

The 20th Annual “Make A Splash” Water Festival was held September 12 and 13 in Dickinson for fifth graders located in the SWA service area. Engaging facilitators provided by the ND State Water Commission, Project, Water Education for Teachers (WET), lead students through hands-on activities on pollution, erosion, water sources and much more. Because teachers and students love this fieldtrip, the Festival keeps growing, with over 540 in attendance this year. At the Long Haul station, students learned the challenges early settlers faced having to haul water long distances between a water source and their farm with a relay race carrying a pail of water and dressed in old time “garb.”





Sharleen Stigen, Project Wet, travels through time to illustrate the challenges of hauling water.




Family Night, returned this year, with free swimming, activities, prizes and a craft. The event was held at the West River Ice Center in Dickinson, September 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Over 250 people took the opportunity to make a splash at the Festival. This is just one way SWA says, thanks, to our customers and the communities we serve. We look forward to seeing you at the next Make A Splash” Water Festival in September 2018!





Mike Noone, North Dakota State Water Convention, demonstrates water surface tension.