2013 York Children's Water Festival
|When:||2014 dates to come|
|Where:||Bruce's Mill Conservation Area, 3291 Stouffville Road, Stouffville, ON|
|Who:||FREE for Grade 4 and Grade 4 split classes in York Region when registered by their teacher.|
The 2013 York Children's Water Festival is complete for another year. Thank you to everyone for their support.
Contact us at email@example.com
As winners each student in Ms. Clayton's class will recieve a
2013 York Children's Water Festival t-shirt.
The York Children's Water Festival is a major component of York Region's Water for Tomorrow program and is a partnership between York Region and Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA).
What started in 1999 as a three-day, 1,000 student event has grown into a five-day, 5,000 student spectacular. Each year, the York Children's Water Festival team invites all Grade 4 York Region students to join us at Bruce's Mill Conservation Area near Stouffville for our annual May event.
Through approximately 50 interactive curriculum-linked activities, our students learn about water conservation, changing environmental attitudes, water and technology, water protection, water science and water stewardship - all in a hands-on, exciting way.
The mandate for the festival is to educate children on the value, importance, vulnerability and globalism of water. Our goal is to develop awareness of the importance of a clean and plentiful water supply, foster a respect for a healthy environment and make a commitment to use natural resources wisely.
Local organizations also receive invitations to join the YCWF and lend their expertise and experience to our interactive displays. Over the years, we have welcomed Ontario's Ministry of the Environment, Lake Simcoe and Region Conservation Authority, TRCA, Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation and Earth Rangers.
York Region's high school students volunteer to guide our younger guests by presenting topics, guiding activities, interacting with the students and helping to pass along our environmental messages.