GUSH Workshops for Grades 7 and 8 meet science and geography curriculum expectations while raising awareness about water challenges facing First Nations communities in Canada.
Designed and delivered by Ontario-certified teachers using a STEAM framework, each of our GUSH workshops encourages students to use inquiry, collaboration and problem-solving skills to complete a hands-on design challenge! With a focus on real-world First Nations water challenges, our workshops encourage student creativity and awareness.
Are GUSH workshops delivered in my school board?
- Durham Catholic District School Board
- Durham District School Board
- Halton Catholic District School Board
- Halton District School Board
- Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board
- Hamilton Wentworth District School Board
- Simcoe County District School Board
- Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
- Toronto Catholic District School Board
- Toronto District School Board
- Upper Grand District School Board
- Waterloo Region Catholic District School Board
- Waterloo Region District School Board
- Wellington Catholic District School Board
- York Catholic District School Board
- York Region District School Board
How long does a GUSH workshop last?
How many students can participate in a workshop?
How much does a GUSH workshop cost?
Is there anything I need to provide?
- Classroom projector
- Presentation table
Continually expanding, GUSH workshops are currently available to the following school boards:
New school boards are added every year!
GUSH workshops last 100 minutes. Your GUSH instructor will work around regular student break times.
GUSH workshops can accommodate a maximum of 30 students. The activities are very hands-on and become too diluted for students if we go much beyond 30 students per workshop.
Each workshop costs $165.
Our instructors provide all hands-on workshop materials & equipment and only require access to:
The hands-on activities really made an important environmental issue become a dynamic and fun learning experience. My grade 8 students learned a lot and were able to express their knowledge in many different ways.
Cynthia Roulston, Teacher
Warden Avenue Public School
A fantastic program – unique materials, a strong workshop leader and clear objectives. All things we need to engage students and make them life-long environmentalists!
Emma Mumford-Mills, Teacher
Kleinburg Public School
The workshop and our instructor were exceptional. The students were engaged in a worthwhile, meaningful, relevant, and necessary conversation while also covering the curriculum expectations at the same time.
Meghan Killman, Teacher
St. John the Baptist Elementary School
Water truly comes to life with all of the engaging activities students get to experience with GUSH!
Nabil El-Sheikh Ali, Teacher
Beryl Ford Public School
Every Grade 7 and 8 class in Ontario should do workshops like these. Students had a chance to connect their knowledge of water to the social, economic, and environmental impacts that certain industries have on it.
Jessica Montagano, Teacher
Fairmount Public School
I love how this highly engaging program teaches the science curriculum through an ecological lens with a focus on Indigenous communities. Hugely powerful and informative!
Aline Maleganovski, Teacher
Warden Avenue Public School