Youth Programs and local schools
The District believes it is in our best interest to raise well informed decision makers to guide future generations. Over the years, Pelican River Watershed District has provided area youth and students with the opportunity to learn about, and become involved, in the preservation and protection of the resources within our care.
Rossman Elementary fourth graders learn about shoreline restoration at the Hwy 10 Overlook site.
The City of Detroit Lakes hosts an annual 4th grade Water Festival each spring and invites the Watershed District, along with other water professionals, to teach students about the importance of water.
In 2017, the District updated their education panels that are used in local schools to teach students about the necessity of clean water, the water cycle, and what they can do to help keep the local waters clean.
The District Staff has been involved in local education events including:
4th Grade Water Festival
5th Grade Ike Fischer Farm Tour
Water Watch Programs
Becker County Fair
Tamarac Fall Festival
Sucker Creek Education Event
Each year PRWD staff works with area water professionals to provide an educational experience for local 9th grade students. They are given hands on water quality monitoring experience as well a classroom experience regarding the pros and cons of developing a beautiful piece of property right in the city limits. For a full recap of the event, click on the link below.