Stratford Water School

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Since 2008 the Town of Stratford has provided Water Conservation Education to Grade 5 students from Stratford Elementary, in 2011 an initiative was developed to expand the current program, known as “Waters Cool”, to include watershed education. The program was so successful that it was expanded to include grade 5 students from the Donagh and Vernon River schools.

Water School, also referred to as “Waters Cool!”, is a day-long field trip to the Stratford Town Centre that introduces students to water conservation and various aspects of watersheds, including the water cycle, groundwater, wetlands, forestry and buffer zones, in an interactive and activity-based environment. Students leave the day excited about their environment, and are ready to share and put their new knowledge to work.

Since 2011, Kelley Farrar, Watershed Coordinator with the Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group (SAWIG), and Billy Ramsay, Senior Infrastructure Technician with the Town of Stratford, have taught over 300 grade 5 students about their local environment and water resources.

The “Waters Cool!” program has received very positive feedback from teachers, parents, and students; therefore the Town has decided to expand the program to include one evening session. On Thursday, May 18 from 6:30-7:30pm, a special watershed class will be offered to let the rest of us get in on the fun. If interested in attending please contact Kelley at 367-3605 or at kfarrar@townofstratford.ca to reserve your spot – there is no charge to attend this session. Participants will receive a condensed version of the action-packed watershed session (water conservation class is full for the evening!) and will gain a sense of why the grade 5 students refer to Stratford Water School as the “best day of the year”.

Stratford Water School

Water School Logo 2

Since 2008 the Town of Stratford has provided Water Conservation Education to Grade 5 students from Stratford Elementary, in 2011 an initiative was developed to expand the current program, known as “Waters Cool”, to include watershed education. The program was so successful that it was expanded to include grade 5 students from the Donagh and Vernon River schools.

Water School, also referred to as “Waters Cool!”, is a day-long field trip to the Stratford Town Centre that introduces students to water conservation and various aspects of watersheds, including the water cycle, groundwater, wetlands, forestry and buffer zones, in an interactive and activity-based environment. Students leave the day excited about their environment, and are ready to share and put their new knowledge to work.

Since 2011, Kelley Farrar, Watershed Coordinator with the Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group (SAWIG), and Billy Ramsay, Senior Infrastructure Technician with the Town of Stratford, have taught over 300 grade 5 students about their local environment and water resources.

The “Waters Cool!” program has received very positive feedback from teachers, parents, and students; therefore the Town has decided to expand the program to include one evening session. On Thursday, May 18 from 6:30-7:30pm, a special watershed class will be offered to let the rest of us get in on the fun. If interested in attending please contact Kelley at 367-3605 or at kfarrar@townofstratford.ca to reserve your spot – there is no charge to attend this session. Participants will receive a condensed version of the action-packed watershed session (water conservation class is full for the evening!) and will gain a sense of why the grade 5 students refer to Stratford Water School as the “best day of the year”.

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