Water touches every aspect of our lives. We use water to drink, brush our teeth, wash, cook, clean, grow food, produce energy and more. We depend on water not only to live, but for nearly everything we do. That makes conserving and preserving this vital natural resource essential.

At the Topeka Water Festival, 1,000 4th graders participate in hands-on education activity stations and learn about a variety of water topics. The stations teach students things like how water gets from the river to their taps, how we can conserve water, how we can make sure water is clean and healthy for all living things, and even how to be safe when recreating on the water.


By the end of this fun day, students have a better understanding of how important water is to our lives and what they can do to be good stewards of this shared resource.”

 —Laura Downey, KACEE Executive Director


The “Make a Splash Topeka Water Festival” is part of a program in which festivals take place annually in hundreds of locations around Kansas, the United States and internationally.

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is an international, interdisciplinary, water science education program for formal and non-formal educators of K-12 students. The activities are correlated to the state standards and support what students are learning in school. The Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE), in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, sponsor Project WET in Kansas.

As a Topeka Water Festival sponsor, your business or organization will be featured in the festival program, the KACEE Annual Report, event media releases, on KACEE's website, emails, and social media, and on a banner at the festival.

Download the sponsorship from for full details at each sponsorship level.