Lower Trent Conservation
Did You Know?

More the 80 % of Ontario’s population receives their drinking water from a municipal drinking water system. Municipalities, Conservation Authorities, and Source Protection Authorities others play a strong role in ensuring that municipally treated drinking water is safe for our use.

 

In Class Workshops

Lower Trent Education and Outreach Programs

Did you know that Lower Trent Conservation offers Ontario curriculum-linked programming for students enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 12 within our watershed region?

Education and Outreach Program Brochure

To learn how your children/student(s) can benefit from these programs or to inquire about any program topics not listed that you would like to see contact Environmental Education Technician Nicholas Reynolds by email at [email protected] or leave a message at (613) 394-3915 x.251.

All About Water

 Water Cycle

Activity Length: 1 hour
Availability: Year-round
Location: Classroom Presentation
Description: A brief introduction will demonstrate the water cycle and show students up close the process water takes when it evaporates, condenses and precipitates. Students will become a part of the water cycle as they transform into water droplet and travel between different areas to understand the journey a water droplet really makes.

Wetlands

Activity Length: 1 hour
Availability: Year-round
Location: Classroom Presentation
Description: Students will learn about Wetlands, how they function, and their role within our natural ecosystems. They will get the opportunity to observe some of the amazing functions a wetland performs by creating and testing wetland models.

What is a watershed?

Length: 1 hour
Availability: Year-round
Location: Classroom Presentation
Description: Through interactive models students will explore what is and makes up a watershed. They will experiment how all of the water is interconnected, while learning the rivers and tributaries within their community. Students will take a closer look at the Lower Trent watershed region through a 3D model to help understand the natural features within it.

Source Water Protection

Length: 1-2 Hours
Availability: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Location: Classroom Presentation
Description: Learn about where our drinking water comes from and what we do to keep it clean and safe to drink. Through interactive activities and games, students will learn what can be a threat to clean drinking water and the steps conservation authorities as well as municipalities take to ensure the water coming out of your tap is safe to drink.

Augmented Reality Sandbox

Activity Length: 1 hour
Availability: Year-round
Location: Classroom Presentation
Description: The Augmented Reality Sandbox is used as a hands-on interactive tool to help students understand the importance of water resources and earth science concepts. Colours depicting land formations with various elevations with detailed contour lines are projected onto the sand. As students interact with the sand, the unit detects the movement to the sand and alters the colours and contour lines in real time. Simulation of rainfall, flooding and drought is controlled by students helping them understand the nature of the water flow within landforms.

Soil, Lands, and Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards

Activity Length: 1-Hour
Availability: Year-round
Location: Classroom Presentation
Description: Students will learn all about the natural hazards of flooding, erosion, and dynamic beaches and the role Lower Trent Conservation plays in keeping our community safe. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about rising natural hazards and our changing environment.

Erosion Busters

Activity Length: 1-Hour
Availability: Year-round
Location: Classroom Presentation
Description: Students create an interactive model to help understand the role that plants and trees play in stabilizing our shorelines and preventing erosion. Students create different planting scenarios to understand the importance of the vegetation in our environment and community.

Pollinator Seed Balls

Activity Length: 1-Hour
Availability: Year-round
Location: Classroom Presentation
Description: Through interactive learning and presentation students will learn about the different parts of plants, various native pollinator species, their habitat, how pollination occurs, and the benefits to our ecosystem. The class will then go outside to make clay seed balls to take home. All seeds and
equipment are provided.

At our Conservation Areas

Forest Hike with Active Games

Activity Length: 1- 2 Hour
Availability: Year-round
Location: Goodrich-Loomis, Proctor Park, Seymour, Sager, Kings Mill, Bleasdale Boulder
Description: Join us for a hike at one of our conservation lands where students will play interactive games focusing on habitats and the plants and animals that call our conservation lands home. A great way to get outside and learn about the natural systems within our watershed.

Pond Dipping / Water Bugs

Activity Length: 1- 2 Hour
Availability: Year-round
Location: Goodrich-Loomis Education Centre
Description: Through hands-on investigation, students will explore a water system and the wonderful benthic invertebrates, or “water bugs” that live in the water. Students will learn about some of the adaptations these bugs have to survive in these spaces, how the needs of these bugs are met, and how these bugs play an important role in indicating water quality to scientists.

Program Request Form

Download our program request form or fill out the form below to request a program.