* Grant awarded for the Haliburton-Muskoka-Kawartha Children’s Water Festival in September 2018.
To provide an active, outdoor hands-on learning event that teaches elementary students the importance of water and water ecosystems and to 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.