* Granted $1,500 to upgrade activity centres and equipment at the festival.
To provide an active, outdoor hands-on learning event which teaches elementary students the importance of water and water ecosystems; inspiring good water stewardship practices. The intention is that good water messages will be transferred back to childrens’ classrooms where teaches can draw upon these curriculum-linked messages. Children will also start acting on these important messages; becoming stewards in their homes and communities. Participants including students, teachers and parent supervisors learn that their actions and attitudes make a difference towards water and water ecosystems. We are all ultimately responsible for maintaining healthier water systems for future generations. A critical undertaking continues to be the development and construction of new activity centres and the maintenance of existing activity centres.
The 2014 festival occurred on September 29th and 30th and was a “splashing success”! Over the two days, 1,244 elementary students and also many adults, including teachers, educational assistants and parents, visited the festival and learned about water and water ecosystems.