The Halton Children’s Water Festival is an annual event developed by the Conservation Halton, Halton Region, the Catholic District School Board, the Halton District School Board, the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, and the Town of Oakville. It aims to teach children to appreciate and protect the water systems that supply clean water for the community and wildlife around them.
The event was held in the last week of September at the Kelso Conservation Area with the participation of almost a thousand students from Grades 2 to 5. The students learn about the local watershed and how it supported the plants and animals that rely on it.
The event was designed to focus on four key themes regarding water: Water Science and Technology, Water Conservation and Protection, Water Health and Safety, and Water and Society.
Activities were developed to fulfill Ontario curriculum requirements in a fun and engaging atmosphere. There were hands-on activity centres situated throughout the grounds each teaching a new and unique aspect of water’s impact on the community and ecology. 60 centres were created to keep the children engaged and educated with plenty of activities that they could participate in to make the whole experience fun and enjoyable.
One activity was the Pump Horse Relay where the children were made to squeeze through filters and pipes to give them a sense of the water’s journey through the network. It’s to help them appreciate the history and importance of the Hamilton Waterworks and how it has improved people’s lives since 1859.
Another interactive activity was the Water Main Break. The students were taught about the water distribution network underground called the water mains and the different materials used to construct it. They also learned about how and why cracks can occur in the mains which lead to water main breaks and how Hamilton Waterworks deals with these situations when it happens.
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