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

Bin There Compost That


Students will examine what items can go in the Green bin. Try making an origami bin liner from newspaper, an easy and efficient way to use your kitchen compost bin.


Earth and Space Systems, Grade 3 (Soil in the Environment)
Soil is made up of living and non-living things. The composition, characteristics, and condition of soil determine its capacity to sustain life. Soil is an essential source of life and nutrients for many living things. Living things, including humans, interact with soils and can cause positive or negative changes.

  • asses the impact of soils on society and the environment, and of society and the environment on soils; investigate the composition and characteristics of different soils; demonstrate an understanding of the composition of soils, the types of soils, and the relationship between soils and other living things.

Earth and Space Systems, Grade 4 (Rocks and Minerals)
Rocks and minerals have unique characteristics and properties that are a result of how they were formed. Theproperties of rocks and minerals determine society’s possible uses for them. Our use of rocks and minerals effect the environment.

  • investigate, test, and compare the physical properties of rocks and minerals

Earth and Space Systems, Grade 5 (Conservation of Energy and Resources)
Energy sources are either renewable or non-renewable. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but it can be transformed. Choices about using energy and resources have both immediate and long-term impacts. Conservation (reducing our use of energy and resources) is one way of reducing the impacts of using energy and resources.

  • analyse the immediate and long-term effects of energy and resources use on society and the environment, and evaluate options for conserving energy and resources;



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.