The Water Docs @ School program was featured in an article by Suzanne Forcese for Water Today Magazine!

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Using a unique, hands-on approach, Water Docs @ School brings young people into a close relationship with water, building their understanding of water systems and instilling a passion for water stewardship.

Water Docs @ School Action Projects is a seven-month long learning and action program for Ontario Grade 7 & 8 students, delivered through a partnership between Ecologos and Learning for a Sustainable Future. This completely cost free program has been used successfully at schools across the province and praised by teachers for:

  • delivering the entire Ontario curriculum on water

  • cultivating a deep caring for the environment

  • developing skills in leadership, team-building, project management and filmmaking

Watch the video below, in which two teachers from Brookside Public School in Scarborough discuss their experiences with the Water Docs @ School Action Projects program.

Benefits of the Program

Participating students will have the chance to:

  • research water issues affecting their local communities

  • develop an action project to address a local issue

  • capture their project initiatives in a short documentary film, receiving filmmaking and storytelling guidance

  • compete to showcase their film and project for all the participating classes at the Student Recognition Day in the spring of 2020

  • speak with The Water Brothers from TVO, Alex and Tyler Mifflin

  • and much more!

Participating teachers will have the chance to:

  • receive two adult passes (valued at $80) to the Water Docs 2020 Film Festival in Toronto

  • participate in periodic web-based conversations with experienced teachers, staff from Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF), as well as staff from the Water Docs Film Festival to share challenges and successes, and otherwise support each other at important stages

Do you know a Grade 8 or 7/8 teacher in Ontario who might want to take part?
For information, contact Samantha Gawron.

2018 Best Project: 3D

Brookside Public School
Ms. Hussain, Ms. Scott, Ms. Smith

2018 Best Film: Beet the Salt

Voice Integrative School
Ms. Ly, Ms. Schaffer, Ms. Webb

Students had a great experience with this program. It was inspiring to see them take charge in their planning of the action project and then seeing the results and positive impact they had was empowering.
— Julie Arsenault-Howick, Central French Immersion Public School, Grimsby, ON

The Water Docs @ School Action Projects program currently has 92 classrooms and approximately 2300 participating students across Ontario, a number that grows every year!