We are hard at work on the 3rd Benzie County Water Festival- APRIL 26TH, 2013
Regretfully, due to Mother Nature's late April Fool's Day joke on all of us, the third annual Benzie County Water Festival at Benzie Central High School has been canceled for today, Friday, April 12, due to dangerous travel conditions. However, the Benzie Community Water Council has resched
The Benzie County Water Festival seeks to attract, entertain, educate and activate individuals and groups within the community. We will proudly feature world-class Michigan musicians, speeches from water luminaries, interactive multimedia projects and presentations, artisan foods and beverages, workshops, visual art, theater and dance, children's activities, and conne
Watch this video produced for viewing at the 2012 Benzie County Water Festival. and offers a great overview of 3 of Benzie County’s Watersheds (Crystal Lake, Herring Lakes , Platte River).
This film was underwritten by Betsie Bay Furniture and produced by Maue Design.
Regretfully, due to Mother Nature’s late April Fool’s Day joke on all of us, the third annual Benzie County Water Festival at Benzie Central High School has been canceled for today, Friday, April 12, due to dangerous travel conditions. However, the Benzie Community Water Council has rescheduled the Festival to Friday, April 26, at the same location. Stay tuned to water-festival.org as we work with our special guests to reschedule; changes to scheduled presenters may occur.
What: 3nd Annual Benzie County Water Festival When: April 26, 2012 Where: Benzie Central High School Theme: Under the Surface
PLEASE NOTE: We have changed the LOCATION this year to the Benzie Central HIGH SCHOOL.
Schedule Below is subject to changes, but Save the Date: April 26th!
3:30-4:30pm — BCHS STUDENTS Music & Dance, public welcomed
4:00-4:30pm — SET UP for ALL EXHIBITORS
Water Kiddos Projects with Wakako & Katie
Awarding Student’s Water Science Best Exhibits…
LIVE Amphibian Display, ongoing
Water Festival Exhibitors
5:30pm — WELCOME to the 2013 Water Festival
Wedge the Dredge: Kurt Luedtke (Luedtke’s Engineering)
What the Frack: Keith Schneider/Circle of Blue & Peggy Case/Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation
5:45-6:45pm Under the Surface Discussions, facilitated by Tom Kramer
5:30-6:45pm SEEDS PIZZA in Home Ec Room
6:30-7:00pm ALL Exhibitors Tear Down
7:00pm Hans VanSummeren, NMC’s Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, Director
7:45pm Fauxgrass Quartet
*The Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative can trace its origins to the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute at Northwestern Michigan College. In 2004 a professional development initiative began, first as RIPPLE and later as the DTE Freshwater Institute for Teachers. The goal was to help teachers launch place-based education in K-12 classrooms as a strategy to inspire lifelong stewardship of freshwater.