EcoSpark is excited to introduce a new pilot project with our friends at The Riverwood Conservancy! This collaborative program is a full day of hands-on, in-depth water quality monitoring where students will assess the health of the Credit River at Riverwood in Mississauga. Students will collect biological water quality data using a standard protocol (Changing Currents) and compare the chemical and physical aspects of water quality using two different scientific methods (Changing Currents and L.E.A.D.S.). This collaborative program will take place this fall, registration is now open!
EcoSpark's award-winning Changing Currents program introduces grades 6 to 12 students from across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to their local watersheds and teaches them about watershed science. Students get outside, put on chest waders, explore a river or stream and learn about the importance of water quality through citizen science. For more information, contact Changing Currents staff at [email protected] or 647-258-3280 x 2011.
L.E.A.D.S. (Leadership in Environmental Achievements through Diversity and Skills) programs take secondary students out of the classroom and into the varied habitats of
Riverwood, which includes the Credit River, forests, ponds, meadows and gardens. In Riverwood’s living laboratory, students gain a fuller understanding of curricula by learning how to conduct field research and building technical and leadership skills (Source: The Riverwood Conservancy). For this collaboration, students will take part in the L.E.A.D.S. Water Quality Monitoring program. For more information, contact L.E.A.D.S. staff at [email protected] or 905-279-5878.
This program can accommodate up to 30 students per day and is intended for grade 9-12 students.
Located in central Mississauga and nestled along the banks of the historic Credit River, the 60-hectare (150-acre) Riverwood property is a special place where history, nature, beauty and peace blend together to create an enjoyable and lasting outdoor experience.
Riverwood’s natural features include:
(Source: The Riverwood Conservancy)
For more information about this collaborative program, please contact:
Changing Currents staff: [email protected] or 647-258-3280 x 2011
L.E.A.D.S. staff: [email protected] or 905-279-5878
EcoSpark gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Pendle Fund at the Community Foundation of Mississauga, a registered charitable public foundation serving the people of Mississauga.