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Durham Children's Watershed Festival

Inspiring Grade 4 students to become water stewards

of tomorrow!

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Motivating children to become water stewards in their home, classroom and community.

Launched as part of the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority's (CLOCA's) 40th anniversary theme of water quality in 1998, the goal of the Durham Children's Watershed Festival (DCWF) is to increase awareness of Grade 4 students concerning water issues, motivating them to become water stewards in their home, classroom and community.

We are excited to be returning to in-person learning with the addition of a virtual option as well!

Festival dates are from Monday May 29 through to Friday June 2, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


With over 35 curriculum-connected learning centres, Grade 4 students will enjoy a day of fun, hands-on learning that helps increase their awareness about the importance of water conservation and the ecology of their watershed.


Admission: TBD (bussing fees are covered by Festival Sponsors)

Teaching staff and adult volunteers are free.


Bussing: Payment and schedule arranged by Festival Coordinator. Bus company contact information will be provided. 


Grade 4 classes from the four participating school boards will be booked for a day at the Festival on a first come, first served basis.

2023 DCWF Program dates and themes

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We want to attend the 2023 Durham Children's Watershed Festival! Sign us up!

To register for the 2023 Festival, please click on the link below:

If you have any questions, please email Yvonne Storm, Special Events Coordinator, at

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Thank you to our generous partners!

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