About the children's clean water festival

Welcome!

Since we can't come together this year, we've organized a virtual festival for fourth graders across the region to learn about water: where it comes from, where it flows, how we use it, and how we reuse it! Explore any of the lessons we've put together at your own pace, with resources from our partners working with water every step of the way.

Children participating in a past Clean Water Festival

About the Children's Clean Water Festival


Started in 1994, the Children’s Clean Water Festival has engaged more than 31,000 students in a day of learning and fun that includes more than 40 hands-on, water-focused activities, classroom presentations, and stage shows.


The goal of the Festival is to teach kids that they are capable of having real, long-lasting, positive impacts on water resources, and to equip them with the information they need to do that in a fun and engaging way.


A committee of partnering agencies provide financial and staff time to coordinate the Festival, and day-of support comes from more than 125 classroom presenters, exhibitors, and community volunteers.

The Clean Water Festival is a community supported event, organized by a group of public, private, and non-profit organizations, all committed to water and environment education in our region. The Children’s Clean Water Festival would not be possible without the generous financial and in-kind support provided by our numerous partners.

City of Beaverton

City of Forest Grove

City of Gresham

City of Hillsboro

City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

City of Portland Water Bureau

City of Sherwood

City of Tigard

City of Tualatin

Clackamas Water Environment Services

Clackamas River Water Providers

Clean Water Services

Oak Lodge Water Services

Regional Water Providers Consortium

Rockwood Water People’s Utility District

Tualatin Valley Water District

U.S. Geological Survey

Water Environment Services