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  • Grades 9-12
  • Outreach
  • Watershed On Wheels

Microplastics and Our Water

Curriculum Links: Biology – Sustainable Ecosystems, Environmental Science – Human Health and the Environment; Human Impact on the Environment Description: Microplastics are destroying our marine ecosystems, and we’re the ones putting them there. In this hands-on session, students will learn about microplastics – what they are, why they are a problem, and ongoing awareness raising...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: Grade 5, Grade 8, Grades 9-12
Type of course: Afternoon, Morning, Outreach
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Pond or Stream Study

Curriculum Links: Science, Science and Technology – Scientific Investigation Skills, Sustainable Ecosystems Students visit a nearby pond or stream and assess the water quality using a variety of field tests including: pH, temperature and the collection of aquatic invertebrates. They learn to properly interpret their findings and make recommendations on next steps to improve or maintain the...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: ESL, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grades 9-12
Type of course: Outreach
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Climate Calamity

Curriculum Links: Science and Technology Life Systems, Matter and Energy; Earth and Space Systems When it comes to climate change, we can’t afford to wait and learn about this important topic. Through a trivia game, an interactive greenhouse gas activity, media reviews and citizen role-plays, this innovative program helps students understand their environmental footprint and explore...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: Grade 5, Grade 7, Grades 9-12
Type of course: Outreach
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Coping with Climate Change

Curriculum Links: Science Earth and Space Systems – Climate Change This program investigates the science and politics of Climate Change. An exciting Cap and Trade game examines one way in which humans are trying to mitigate climate change through political and legal tools. The program ends with a discussion on actions students can take to reduce...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: Grades 9-12
Type of course: Outreach
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Virtual Water

Curriculum Links: Geography Earth and Space Systems, Human-Environment Interactions, Global Connections The true amount of water used in the production of products is often not known to consumers. Through discussion and the creation of a water trail, students learn about the water embedded in energy use, the clothes they wear and the food they eat. Preparation:...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: Grades 9-12
Type of course: Outreach
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Clean Water Clear Choices Gr 11

Curriculum Links: Science, Science and Technology – Scientific Investigation Skills, Reducing and Managing Waste Students engage in a classroom experiment to clean polluted water with items representing municipal water treatment facility equipment. While having fun, students learn about the different filtration methods used by North American cities to treat waste water and filter drinking water. Preparation: Access...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: Grades 9-12
Type of course: Outreach
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Moraine Matters

Curriculum Links: Geography, Science Earth and Space Science, Sustainable Ecosystems Students learn about the importance of the Oak Ridges Moraine as a critical habitat, a diverse ecosystem and a valuable resource used for many human activities. Preparation: Screen for PowerPoint presentation and LCD projector set-up if possible. Year-round Please select your region to request a...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: Grades 9-12
Type of course: Outreach
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Food for Thought: Sustainable Agriculture

Curriculum Links: Geography, Science, Science and Technology Geography: Human-Environment Interactions; Science: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Molecular Genetics; History: Change and Continuity Through a power point presentation, an examination of food packaging and a guided discussion, students consider how their eating habits affect the natural environment and how they can reduce their eco-footprint by buying locally and...Read more
Facility: Watershed On Wheels
Levels: Grades 9-12
Type of course: Outreach
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