Haliburton-Muskoka-Kawartha Children’s Water Festival
* Grant awarded in September 2016
To provide an active, outdoor hands-on learning event which teaches elementary students the importance of water and water ecosystems and inspire water stewardship practices. The intention is that good water messages will be transferred back to childrens’ classrooms where teachers 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 ecosystems, and that they are ultimately responsible for maintaining healthier water systems for future generations.