Welcome to WETFest!

WetFest – Cape Cod’s Educational Water Festival Program

Wetfest is an interactive method of teaching students the fundamentals of water and Cape Cod’s unconfined, sole source aquifer.  In small groups, students progress through a series of hands-on stations exploring and learning.  They take home a strong message and a true understanding about how water impacts their daily lives. Students leave the festival with new ideas to save and protect water through simple personal actions and pledge to be a groundwater guardian. Watch a video about WET Fest here.

What’s new with WetFest?

Due to Covid-19, we are unable to bring WetFest in person to schools this year. As an alternative, we have created a completely virtual version of the WetFest activities, which will be ready for access soon! For this coming year (2022) we have created a “lending library” of the Beach Clean-Up game. If you wish to sign up for the Beach Clean-Up game, please fill out the form below. If you would like more information on WetFest Cape Cod, please contact the WetFest coordinator at the bottom of this webpage. 

Beach Clean-Up Lending Library

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s WETFestival is coasting back in to classrooms for the Spring 2022 season through our new Beach Clean-Up campaign! Since the pandemic, AmeriCorps members have been adapting WETFestival’s aquifer education lessons to take on an online, and hybrid format. This year, AmeriCorps members Hazel and Emily have created a lending library, and “take-action” campaign for our Beach Clean-Up activity. The Beach Clean-Up activity walks children and their families through the effects of pollution on coastal habitats, and shows that when we band together more beaches can be saved. Through the lending library program, teachers and educational community groups are able to borrow the activity, and partake in AmeriCorps’ “take action” campaign to then do your own beach clean-up. This campaign will be facilitated using the “Clean Swell” app, which helps volunteers categorize the trash they collect, and weighs approximately how much trash has been removed. A downloadable copy of the curriculum standards for this activity is available below. To sign up for this activity, please click the link down below under “Sign Up Here!”. If you have any further questions, please contact the WetFest Coordinator at the bottom of the page.

Sign Up Here!

Beach Clean Up Lending Library (Spring 2022) Sign-Up

Yr 23 AmeriCorps Members and Devine Program Supervisor pictured with the trash they collected off the beach for MLK Day 2022!
(Pictured left to right: Program Supervisor – Michael Andranovich, Americorps Members – Maddy Oerth, Kasey “Kas” Oakes, Hazel Groskorth-Flynn & Jodi Monroe)
Year 23 WETFest Coordinator

Year 23 WETFest Coordinator

Hi! My name is Hazel, and I am the AmeriCorps WETFest Coordinator for 2022. Outside of AmeriCorps Cape Cod, I have done fieldwork in sustainable farming, and conservation photography. I love the opportunity to teach new people, and hope to make my mark on WETFest as we bring programs back from our temporary CoVid-19 hiatus. If you have any questions about WETFest, our new Beach Clean-Up lending library, or any inquiries about my work you can email hazel.groskorth-flynn@barnstablecounty.org.

Happy learning!

WETFests are managed by Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and are facilitated by the generous efforts of AmeriCorps Cape Cod.