Children's Water Education Council
c/o Waterloo Region Museum 10 Huron Rd.,
Kitchener, ON N2P 2R7
Phone: (519)748-1914
Fax: (519)748-0009
Email: rsusan@cwec.ca

Festival Activity Centres

Rate of Flow


Every stream we see is connected to a larger water system. That means that each impact we have on local waterways somehow affects the whole water shed. Join us to find out what stream flow rate is, how to measure it and how we can use that information to become more aware of how humans affect ecosystems


Earth and Space Systems, Grade 4 (Rocks, Minerals and Erosion)

  • describe the effects of human activity (e.g., land development, building of dams, mine development, erosion-preventing measures) on physical features of the landscape, and examine the use of rocks and minerals in making consumer products 
  • determine the positive and negative effects of human activity on the landscape (e.g., use of farm land for housing developments; use of wilderness areas for cultivation of crops; creation of parks)
The Children's Water Education Council gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. With $100 million in annual funding from the province's charitable gaming initiatives, the Foundation provides grants to eligible charitable and not-for-profit organizations in the arts, culture, sports, recreation, environment and social services sectors.