Hands-on Water Science Education

Water First education programs engage Indigenous youth with hands-on water science workshops. We also get youth out on the land, completing environmental restoration projects of local significance and reinforcing the concepts taught in workshops.

Continually adapting our programs is a Water First strength. Our approach and the flexibility in our educational programming allows us to deliver meaningful, hands-on water science education and restoration action that is of significance to youth and their communities.

About our Indigenous School Water Programs

Working with our Advisory Council

In the classroom, using interactive watershed models, microscopes, water science lab equipment and inquiry-driven activities, students learn about hydrology and watershed ecology. Out on traditional lands, students plant seedlings and complete stream-side restoration action to improve the overall health of their community’s watershed.

During the infield activities, students are accompanied by Elders who share the cultural and historical significance of the land, and the importance of maintaining the health of the community’s watersheds and fish habitats. Supporting linkages between today’s youth and traditional land-use practices of the past.

Education Resources

Water science learning packs for teachers and parents.

The Communities

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