G.C. Huston Public School (2018)

Saugeen First Nation students planting trees.

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Saugeen First Nation

As part of Science Literacy Week 2018 and funded by a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PromoScience grant, Water First collaborated with Saugeen First Nation to host Water Science Days — Watershed Restoration.

This two-day event was held at G.C. Huston Public School, where on day one we delivered several water science workshops to multiple grades in the school. On the second day, the Grade 7/8 class planted 120 seedlings of white pine, white cedar and white spruce around the perimeter of a field adjacent to the Mino Bimaadsawin Health Centre and the Elder’s Building. In addition, 40 white cedar were planted along a berm adjacent to the community’s Six Plex. The students had a great time and Water First staff came away feeling thankful for the opportunity to be involved in this amazing educational event!

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