Great Lake Water Festival 2019

The 2019 Great Lake Water Festival took place on Thursday June 6th in Lake Ontario Park. Approximately 350 Grade 4 students attended the day run by 90 volunteers! This annual festival is designed to motivate students to become water stewards in their homes, classroom, and community. Activity stations combine interactive, hands-on learning opportunities for students to ‘soak up’ knowledge on water conservation and protection, water health and safety, water science and technology, water and society , and indigenous water teachings.

 

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Students having a blast in a water pumping race!

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Grade 4 students learning about flooding and its impacts

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Grade 4 students learning about water flow


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Gisell Pazmino and David Blair, Queen's Student Volunteers from Civil Engineering

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Leah Vignale and Alan Chang, Queen's Student Volunteers from Civil Engineering

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Corinna Dally-Starna and Emily Su, Queen's Student Volunteers from Environmental Studies and Geography & Planning


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Students decorating a Utilities Kingston rain barrel at the Sustainable Kingston station

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Students learning about the plight of turtles in our region

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Students participating in a water race demonstrating our easy access to water compared to developing countries


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Students learning about the plight of turtles in our region

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Students playing music with the Katarokwi Grandmother's Council 

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Decorated Utilities Kingston rain barrel


 
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Students exploring the Ontario Provincial Police boat 

 

 

 

This years festival was brought together by the following organizations: Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, City of Kingston, Frontenac Arch Biosphere, Katarokwi Indigenous Grandmothers Council, KFL&A Public Health, Limestone District School Board, Ministry of the Environment Conservation and Parks, Ontario Provincial Police, Queen’s University, RBC, Sustainable Kingston, Utilities Kingston.