Learn more about water and watersheds! Click on the links below to get started!
Know Where It Goes
A poster showing how we affect water quality in our rivers through house hold use.
Cows, Fish & Cattle Dogs Kid's Activities
This is a fun activity book that can be printed out and given to children to help them learn and understand about the riparian system.
Animated Water Cycle
A short animated clip outlining the four stages of the water cycle- Rain, Water Storage, Vapor, and Clouds.
This webpage has lots of suggestions for how young people can help prevent pollution.
A short video where you are an alien who has come to study the Earth. He lands in a desert biome, an area that has significant water pollution, and he tries to make sense of it. He then follows a class of children to see what they are learning about how to protect their watershed.
An animated clip featuring a ‘superhero’ Robocow, who comes to an area to find and clean up water pollution. Robocow finds a number of problems created by humans and their agricultural practices, which she fixes in order to ensure that the water supply is kept clean.
Learning about the Water Cycle
A great website to help you explore all there is to know about the water cycle!
Science Seekers Game-Wetlands
A wetland is any place where the land is soaked with water for long enough to create its own ecosystem. Wetland ecosystems are filled with numerous different types of producers and consumers. Let's check them out!
Science Seekers Game- Ecosystem Health
The condition of an ecosystem is often reflected by it's biodiversity and, the number of species in that ecosystem. There are a number of factors, human and non-human that affect the health of an ecosystem. Constant monitoring can be used to help understand and keep ecosystems healthy.
Science Seekers Game- Grasslands
Grassland ecosystems, as the name suggests, are dominated by a variety of grasses. There are two types of grasslands: tropical and temperate. Tropical grasslands stay warm all year round, while temperate grasslands, like the ones in Canada, cycle through a range of seasonal temperatures. Grasslands have great capabilities to support an extensive diversity of life.
Catchment Detox - (An online game out of Australia)
A catchment is the Australian word for watershed.
Play Catchment Detox to see if you successfully manage a river catchment and create a sustainable and thriving economy.
It's an online game where you're in charge of the whole catchment. You get to decide what activities you undertake - whether to plant crops, log forests, build factories or set up national parks. The aim is to avoid environmental problems and provide food and wealth for the population. Managing a watershed is a huge challenge with climate change, increased demand for water and environmental problems putting our rivers under stress. Catchment Detox gives an idea of just how difficult it is to manage a river catchment. Are you up for the challenge?