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

Great Lakes


This activity shows students the Great Lakes watershed, comparing the size, volume and elevation of each lakes with respect to the earth. Through an interactive display students will piece the watershed together, allowing students to understand that we are all connected to  the Great Lake.


Earth and Space Systems, Grade 2 (Air and Water in the Environment)
Air and water are a major part of the environment. Living things need air and water to survive. Changes to air and water affect living things and the environment.  Our actions affect the quality of air and water, and its ability to sustain life.
1. assess ways in which the actions of humans have an impact on the quality of air and water, and ways in which the quality of air and water has an impact on living things

Heritage and Citizenship, Grade 3 (Early Settlements in Upper Canada)
Students investigate and describe the communities of early settlers and First Nation peoples in Upper Canada around 1800.  They research interactions between new settlers and existing communities of First Nation peoples and French settlers and identify factors that helped to shape the development of the various communities. Students also compare communities of the past with those of the present.

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. The properties of rocks and minerals determine society’s possible uses for them. Our use of rocks and minerals affects the environment.


  1. assess the social and environmental impacts of human uses of rocks and minerals;
  2. investigate, test, and compare the physical properties of rocks and minerals;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the physical properties of rocks and minerals.
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.