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Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

School Programs

Wetland Explorers

Grades 1-8
May 1- October 31
Dan Patterson Conservation Area

Students will have the opportunity to explore live critters from the bottom of Kettle Creek which are used as indicators of local environmental health. Students will discover that a healthy environment is important to everyone – industry and residents alike.

Falling Down
But Full Of Life

Grades 4, 6 and 7
May 1- October 31
Dalewood Conservation Area

Through active exploration, students become aware of the importance of fallen timber as providing critical habitat in a forest ecosystem with an emphasis on producers, consumers and decomposers.

Report Card Program

Grades 9-12
May 1- October 31
Dan Patterson Conservation Area

The Watershed Report Card Education program includes a two hour field trip that allows students to gain practical, hands-on experience in surface water sampling and assessing stream habitat conditions. A follow-up session is also held in the classroom where students use maps to evaluate the forest conditions of the watershed. Finally, students have the opportunity to discuss the results of their findings in a report card format and suggest potential actions to improve the environmental conditions of the area.

Source Water
Protection Program

Grade 8
Book Anytime

Introduces students to why source water protection is important by learning that water is a finite resource and needs to be protected. Through a demonstration, students realize that only a very small amount of the world’s water supply is readily available for human consumption and other uses.

Staff Contact:

Betsy McClure
Stewardship Program Supervisor
Tel: (519) 631-1270 ext. 229

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