* Grant awarded for the Durham Children’s Watershed Festival (DCWF).
The goal of the DCWF is to increase awareness of grade four students concerning water issues, motivating them to become water stewards in their home, classroom, and community; an estimated 5,200 participants will be inspired over the five days. Like a giant outdoor science centre, the 37 interactive learning centres are all designed to complement the Ontario curriculum expectations and support in-class activities. Activity centres are staffed by trained high school students, community volunteers, and professionals. Topics range from water conservation to water protection and science.