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!