Niagara Region, in partnership with the City of St. Catharines, Ontario Power Generation and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, will host the 16th annual Niagara Children’s Water Festival during May 7-10.
The Niagara Children’s Water Festival is a unique opportunity for grade three and four students from all municipalities across Niagara to engage in hands-on activities that educate students about the importance of our most valuable natural resource: water.
The goal of the festival is to develop our future decision makers by empowering children to initiate behaviour change within their homes, schools and communities.
This four-day educational festival includes over 30 interactive activity centres run by volunteers from the community, local business and organizations. The activity centres focus on five key water messages: conservation, protection, attitude, science and technology.
This year 3,500 students along with 1,000 parents, teachers and volunteer are expected to participate over the four days. The festival has hosted over 65,000 students since it’s inception in 2003.
"The Region is proud to provide our future decision makers with the knowledge to make informed choices about how we treat our most vital natural resource. We thank all of the community partners and sponsors who help make this event possible each year."
~ Jim Bradley, Regional Chair
Janet Rose Water/Waste Water Engagement and Education Coordinator
905-980-6000 ext. 3319