Water, water everywhere

Community May 18, 2017 by Colleen Toms Brant News

Activities got a little wet and wild for local schoolchildren participating in the 12th annual Children’s Water Festival at Mohawk Park.

Through 35 stations set up throughout the park, about 1,500 Grade 4 students from Brantford, the County of Brant and Six Nations found out there was a lot to learn about water.

“We have themes of water conservation, water technology and water science and they’re all curriculum-based,” Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) event co-ordinator Jenn Deter said.

Activity centres were manned by local high school students from Brantford Collegiate Institute, Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Paris District High School.

“They get a bit of training and then they run (the activities) and teach and it’s a fabulous opportunity for them to get out of the classroom,” Deter said. “We give them leadership opportunities."

The water festival is supported by the City of Brantford, County of Brant, the Brant Community Foundation, GRCA Foundation, Brant Waterways Foundation and RBC. Busing is also organized and paid for so that everything is available to the schools free of charge.

“The purpose of the event is to teach the kids about water conservation,” Deter said. “They’re learning things about the underground water distribution centre, septic tanks, simply to just turn off the tap when they’re brushing their teeth and there’s activities to show them how lucky we are that we can just turn on a tap to get our water.”

Activities included a pioneer water race, taste tests of bottled and tap water, the dangers of dams and respecting warning signs, and even outdoor showers with and without low-flow taps.

Every activity was about five to 10-minutes in length for the event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The open invitation, first come, first served event is open to all Grade 4 students in the area. About 450 students attended on each of the three days it was held.

 

Water, water everywhere

Hundreds of students attend Children’s Water Festival

Community May 18, 2017 by Colleen Toms Brant News

Activities got a little wet and wild for local schoolchildren participating in the 12th annual Children’s Water Festival at Mohawk Park.

Through 35 stations set up throughout the park, about 1,500 Grade 4 students from Brantford, the County of Brant and Six Nations found out there was a lot to learn about water.

“We have themes of water conservation, water technology and water science and they’re all curriculum-based,” Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) event co-ordinator Jenn Deter said.

Activity centres were manned by local high school students from Brantford Collegiate Institute, Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Paris District High School.

“They get a bit of training and then they run (the activities) and teach and it’s a fabulous opportunity for them to get out of the classroom,” Deter said. “We give them leadership opportunities."

The water festival is supported by the City of Brantford, County of Brant, the Brant Community Foundation, GRCA Foundation, Brant Waterways Foundation and RBC. Busing is also organized and paid for so that everything is available to the schools free of charge.

“The purpose of the event is to teach the kids about water conservation,” Deter said. “They’re learning things about the underground water distribution centre, septic tanks, simply to just turn off the tap when they’re brushing their teeth and there’s activities to show them how lucky we are that we can just turn on a tap to get our water.”

Activities included a pioneer water race, taste tests of bottled and tap water, the dangers of dams and respecting warning signs, and even outdoor showers with and without low-flow taps.

Every activity was about five to 10-minutes in length for the event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The open invitation, first come, first served event is open to all Grade 4 students in the area. About 450 students attended on each of the three days it was held.

 

Water, water everywhere

Hundreds of students attend Children’s Water Festival

Community May 18, 2017 by Colleen Toms Brant News

Activities got a little wet and wild for local schoolchildren participating in the 12th annual Children’s Water Festival at Mohawk Park.

Through 35 stations set up throughout the park, about 1,500 Grade 4 students from Brantford, the County of Brant and Six Nations found out there was a lot to learn about water.

“We have themes of water conservation, water technology and water science and they’re all curriculum-based,” Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) event co-ordinator Jenn Deter said.

Activity centres were manned by local high school students from Brantford Collegiate Institute, Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Paris District High School.

“They get a bit of training and then they run (the activities) and teach and it’s a fabulous opportunity for them to get out of the classroom,” Deter said. “We give them leadership opportunities."

The water festival is supported by the City of Brantford, County of Brant, the Brant Community Foundation, GRCA Foundation, Brant Waterways Foundation and RBC. Busing is also organized and paid for so that everything is available to the schools free of charge.

“The purpose of the event is to teach the kids about water conservation,” Deter said. “They’re learning things about the underground water distribution centre, septic tanks, simply to just turn off the tap when they’re brushing their teeth and there’s activities to show them how lucky we are that we can just turn on a tap to get our water.”

Activities included a pioneer water race, taste tests of bottled and tap water, the dangers of dams and respecting warning signs, and even outdoor showers with and without low-flow taps.

Every activity was about five to 10-minutes in length for the event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The open invitation, first come, first served event is open to all Grade 4 students in the area. About 450 students attended on each of the three days it was held.