Water Stewardship in the Classroom

Author: 
Author Alicia Gabourie Mallory Moore Amy Tenbult Kendra Abbey Kevin Inch Tamara Tucker Loretta Dunford
Category: 
Date: 
2011
Location: 
U-Links 705-286-2411
Reference: 
TP-632
Collection: 
Host: 
Haliburton Muskoka Children's Water Festival
Abstract: 

Most children's water festivals are held in the spring. Uniquely the Haliburton-Muskoka

Children's Water Festival (HMCWF) is put on in the fall to avoid subjecting the students

to the mosquitoes of a Haliburton spring. However this has the disadvantage that

students will be working with concepts that are likely to be later in the curriculum. The

purpose of the project will be to plan, research, and design four take home 'water

challenges" to be included in the Haliburton-Muskoka Children's Water Festival

teacher's guide. The challenges will be created following Project FLOW guidelines and

using the existing themes and activity centres used by the HMCWF. The challenges

will provide hands-on experiential learning opportunities that will promote direct action

on water-related issues. The 'challenges' will also provide teacher's with additional

grade 4 and 6 curriculum based activities that extend learning from the festival into the classroom.