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EcoSpark Nature Academy: The Water We Drink
The Water We Drink will get your hands dirty and your feet wet! You’ll learn how to conduct biological, bacterial, chemical and physical tests, which you can use to investigate the health of a local stream with your students.
Why learn about water? Water is the source of all life; humans, animals, plants and insects all depend on a clean and plentiful water supply for survival. Toronto is divided into 11 different watersheds, each with its own characteristics and facing its own threats.
What will I learn? The Water We Drink will introduce you to your watershed (and its hidden tributaries) and equip you with the knowledge needed to explore an aquatic ecosystem near your school. You’ll get your hands dirty and your feet wet investigating the factors that affect the health and distribution of living things in watery environments. You will leave this workshop ready to engage your students in a water quality monitoring project in your community, which you can revisit all semester and for years to come!
Please note that release time is still available for TDSB teachers on a first-come-first-service basis for the weekday workshops. Full details on the Nature Academy website here.