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

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Outreach Programs

Nature Centres

The Grand River Conservation Authority operates four Nature Centres in the Grand River watershed. The centres provide environmental and outdoor education programs for school children, community groups and families. The goal of these programs are to increase public knowledge of the work of the Grand River Conservation Authority, create appreciation for global environmental concepts , and increase public support for local conservation efforts.

The Grand River Conservation Authority works with watershed school boards to provide outdoor education at the Nature Centre on a yearly basis. On evening, weekend and school holidays the Nature Centres are active with Environmental Day Camps, Fishing Camps, and Community Programs for all ages and interested including Birthday Parties and Scout and Guide Groups. In addition, individual Nature Centres host a variety of family oriented weekend programs and special events. The Children's Water Education Council partners with the Grand River Conservation Authority to provide activity centres to enhance these educational programs.

The Nature Centres can be reached at:

Apps' Mill Nature Centre
Robinson Road, R.R. # 4,
Brantford, ON
N3T 5L7
Phone: (519) 752-0655
Fax: (519) 752-0960
Email: appsmillnc@grandriver.ca
Guelph Lake Nature Centre
R.R. # 4,
Guelph, ON
N1H 6J1
Phone: (519) 836-7860
Fax: (519) 836-7096
Email: guelphlakenc@grandriver.ca
Laurel Creek Nature Centre
525 Beaver Creek Road,
Waterloo, ON
N2V 2L3
Phone: (519) 885-1368
Fax: (519) 885-1325
Email: laurelcreeknc@grandriver.ca
Shade Mills Nature Centre
412 Avenue Rd.,
Cambridge, ON
N1R 5S7
Phone: (519) 623-5573
Fax: (519) 623-1124
Email: shadesmillsnc@grandriver.ca

Water Resources

Educator's Sites

Children's Water Education Council www.cwec.ca
Environment Canada www.ec.gc.ca
Canadian Water Resource Assoc. www.cwra.org
National Science Foundation www.nsf.gov
Region of Waterloo - Water Services RofW Water Services
Earth Day www.earthday.ca
Environmental Education Ontario http://www.eeon.org/
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention www.glrppr.org/
Ontario Water Works Assoc. www.owwa.ca
University of Guelph (Land & Water) www.uoguelph.ca/~claws
Atlas of Canada (Watershed Maps) atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/index.html
Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp. www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca
UN Year of Fresh Water www.wateryear2003.org
Grand River Conservation Authority www.grandriver.ca
Ontario Power Generation www.opg.com

Kids Sites

Children's Water Education Council www.cwec.ca/Kids/KidsCorner 
Great Lakes KidZone http://www.kidzone.ws/geography/ontario/index.htm
USEPA Office of Water www.epa.gov
Canada Natural Resources Kids https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/kidsclub/7805
American Water Works Assoc. www.awwa.org
Great Lakes Information Network www.great-lakes.net/
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency www.epa.gov/OW/kids.html
Groundwater Foundation www.groundwater.org
Eco Kids ecokids.ca
Environment Canada - Kids http://www.ec.gc.ca/sce-cew/default.asp?lang=en&n=87740c94-1


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.