Durham Children's Watershed Festival
With over 35 curriculum connected learning centres, grade four students 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.
2021 FESTIVAL DATES:
Monday, September 27 to
Friday, October 1, 2021
$11.50 / student
(bussing fees are covered by Festival Sponsors)
Teaching staff and adult volunteers are free.
Payment can be brought on the day of the Festival.
Payment and schedule arranged by Festival Coordinator.
Bus company contact information will be provided.
Grade four classes from the four participating school boards will be booked for a day at the Festival on a first come, first serve basis.
How We Do It
A large effort is made every year towards Festival sponsorship to help keep costs down for students. Festival activities are also frequently updated so they continue to meet curriculum standards, teacher’s needs, and are inclusive for people of all abilities. The only thing we don’t do is arrange the weather!
In order to carry out these messages successfully, a committee was established in 1998 with Central Lake Ontario Conservation (CLOCA) being the lead organization. Currently the community partners on the committee include representatives from:
- Central Lake Ontario Conservation
- Durham Catholic District School Board
- Durham District School Board
- Friends of Second Marsh
- Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
- Ontario Power Generation (Darlington Nuclear)
- Region of Durham (Health Department & Works Department)
- Scouts Canada (Camp Samac)
Launched as part of Central Lake Ontario Conservation's (CLOCA) 40th anniversary theme of “Water Quality” in 1998, the goal of the Durham Children's Watershed Festival is to increase the awareness of grade four students concerning water issues and motivate them to become water stewards in their home, classroom and community.
($75 fee after deadline)
Ticks are present in the natural environment and the Blacklegged (Deer) Tick has the potential to carry and transmit Lyme Disease. It is important to be aware so you and your students know how to properly protect yourselves from ticks, check for ticks, and remove and collect ticks. Please see the Durham Region Health Department's website for more information.
MATERIALS FOR YOUR TRIP
Volunteer Info Sheet & Map*
print for each adult volunteer
Watershed Activities List*
description of activity centres
activity selection guide
*NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR 2020
Structure of a Festival Day
Adult / Parent Chaperones
A list of online resources is prepared each year for teachers interested in supplementing students' learning before and after their day at the Festival.
275 Conlin Road East, Oshawa
Note: The main entrance off of Simcoe Street is not the entrance for the Festival. Please enter off of Conlin Road East.
Thank you to our 2019 Diamond Sponsors...
Central Lake Ontario Conservation
Ontario Power Generation
RBC Blue Water Project
Region of Durham
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation