The PCWF provides hands-on activities, discussions, demonstrations, displays and exhibits to challenge students and teachers. You will learn to consider the importance of water to human and environmental health, as well as the role of water in economic development. Interaction with industry professionals, water experts and enthusiastic educators highlight the environmental education messages of the PCWF.
Each activity centre has been developed according to Ontario Curriculum learning expectations. This allows teachers to use PCWF activities to enhance class instruction. Each centre is designed to engage students with experiential learning and/or instruction by professionals in the field.
Two of the primary objectives of this holistic-focused event are to develop personal awareness of the importance of water, and to foster respect for the natural environment. It is hoped that by increasing awareness and respect, the participating students and teachers will make a commitment to use natural resources wisely.
The PCWF motivates students to become water stewards in their classroom and community by combining hands-on interactive activities with messages relevant to their daily lives. Students "soak up" knowledge on the properties, uses, connections and importance of water. With this knowledge, students become aware of the value of conserving and protecting water.