PROGRAMS

Community Programs

Make a difference in your watershed! 

We offer some of our education programs for community groups (for example, Scouts, Girl Guides, Neighbourhood Associations, etc.). Below you'll find which programs we offer. If you are interested in participating, please fill out our registration form. You can view available dates here.

Creeks and Creepy Crawlies 

Grades 1 - 4 
 
Our mobile, classroom lab allows students to examine a number of preserved aquatic invertebrate specimens in detail from local creeks and rivers, linking their ecology to water quality and human activity. Students will participate as citizen scientists, engaging in a presentation, bug lab and creepy crawly craft. 

Ribbit!

Grades 1 - 4
 
Hop and croak like a frog! Frogs are important species in our local wetlands and face many threats. As a sensitive species, it is important to be aware of the impacts we are having on them. Not to mention, appreciating how amazing these amphibians are! 

Turtle Crossing 

Grade 1 - 4
 
Wetlands in Ontario are diverse ecosystems with a variety of plants and wildlife. Turtles are an important part of these ecosystems but are often threatened by human activity and non-native species. This program provides an interactive overview of Ontario’s turtles and how we can work to protect them locally. Students receive a presentation about local turtle species, and  make their own clay turtle! 

Yellow Fish Road 

The water quality of Hamilton Harbour is important for the many kinds of wildlife that call the bay home. The dumping of hazardous waste into storm drains is a significant source of water pollution. Students receive a presentation and then go out into their community to mark storm drains with painted fish symbols and disks that carry the message “Only Rain Down the Drain”. They also deliver flyers to nearby mailboxes to spread the Yellow Fish Road message.