EcoSpark is excited to announce a new partnership with our friends at Toronto Region Conservation Authority! We are now offering a combined program where teachers can register for TWO programs at once, allowing students to take part in hands-on water quality monitoring (Changing Currents) and stewardship (Living Rivers) through a full day of outdoor programming in the Peel region. This collaboration will take place in the fall.
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.
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s Living Rivers program inspires students to help create a healthier aquatic system through stewardship and restoration. Students will learn about the importance of our water ways and the impacts of climate change through an interactive in-class experience. This is paired with a field trip visit to a local stream where students will connect to the natural world and take action by engaging in environmental stewardship.
This program can only accommodate up to 60 students/day and is intended for grade 6-12 students.
With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is committed to protect, conserve and restore natural resources and develop resilient communities through education, the application of science, community engagement, service excellence and collaboration with our partners. TRCA manages nine watershed communities including Etobicoke Creek, Mimico Creek, and the Humber River. More than 3.5 million people live within TRCA-managed watersheds, and many others work in and visit destinations across our jurisdictions.
For more information about this collaborative program, please contact:
Changing Currents staff: [email protected] or 647-258-3280 ext. 2011
Living Rivers staff: [email protected] or 416-315-3222
This collaboration is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.