Make A Splash
Topeka Water Festival
Over 1,000 fourth graders will visit Garfield Park to participate in 35 hands-on activities and visit five exhibits at 19th Annual Topeka Water Festival. Shawnee County Conservation District assists in many areas of this Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) event.
Registration is required - please contact 785-338-9946 for more information.
City of Topeka Public Works "Superbowl Surge" activity
Topeka in Two: The Water Festival - YouTube by City of Topeka, KS
"We had a great day and appreciate the efforts made to address the state indicators."
“The Water Festival was very well organized. The activities were very informative and appropriate for my fourth grade class. My students had a great time and learned a lot.”
2017 Topeka Water Festival Sponsors:
Premier Level ($5,000+)
- Office of Utilities and Transportation, City of Topeka Public Works
Watershed Level ($3,000-$4,999)
- Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education (KACEE)
Wetland Level ($1,000-$2,999)
- Shawnee County Conservation District
River Level ($500-$999)
- Shawnee County Farm Bureau
Tributary Level ($100-$499)
- Goodyear Tire & Rubber
- Jackson County Conservation District
- Pottawatomie County Conservation District
- Scott Holloman, CPA LLC
Spring Level ($50-$99)
- Franklin County Conservation district
Over 1,235 students, teachers and other adults took part in 24 activities at the 2018 History & Environmental Fair.
Environmental Exhibitors Included:
Douglas County Conservation District
Grassland Heritage Foundation
Kansas Corporation Commission
Keep America Beautiful, Topeka/Shawnee County
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Osage County Farm Bureau
Shawnee County 4-H
Shawnee County Conservation District
Shawnee County Farm Bureau
Shawnee County Health Department
Shawnee County Parks & Recreation
Topeka Cycling Project
Topeka Shawnee County Public Library
Topeka Zoo & Conservation Center
The District enjoys collaborating with the Kansas Historical Society to plan the event. This was the 20th year.