Peterborough Children's Water Festival
We look forward to offering 4 virtual Water Wednesdays through May 2022
Stay tuned for #Water Wednesday Resources and Registration details!
The 19th Annual (and 1st Virtual) Peterborough Children’s Water Festival a huge success in 2021 with 1,458 students tuning in from 77 classes
The Peterborough Children’s Water Festival (PCWF) wrapped up its first virtual, month-long event on May 26th. Over the course of four Water Wednesdays held this May:
1,458 students in grades 2-5 registered with 77 classes from over 25 schools across the region.
This year’s virtual festival included four 40-minute, live, weekly injections of water education presented in online workshops that highlighted the four pillars of the PCWF: Cultural Perspectives, Conservation, Protection, and Science & Technology.
Students were treated to guest appearances from Elder Dorothy Taylor from Curve Lake First Nation, Kawartha World Issues Centre, Otonabee Conservation, OFAH’s Atlantic Salmon Education, the Riverview Park and Zoo Education team, the Waste Water Treatment Plant, and GreenUP’s Wonders of Water Program. The live-streamed festival began each week with a sing along by Glen Caradus, the Paddling Puppeteer.
“In addition to the practical knowledge that students obtained from presentations, I believe the variety of speakers provided the opportunity for students to hear from others who have a passion for water. These experts presented many different aspects of the importance of water. This is valuable because students don't always get to hear from people who are truly passionate about a cause; this can be the spark to ignite their own passions, and if not a career with water, they see modelled how people make careers of passions.”
Tanya Hunter from Roseneath Public School
Want to start your #WaterWednesday now? Find the Wonders of Water archives here! Locally focused and fun water education for your class.
Thank you for your support of Water Education!
The Peterborough Children’s Water Festival (PCWF) is a community event for children in Grade 2 to 5. The PCWF provides students with the opportunity to discover the importance and diversity of water.
The PCWF works in partnership with educators, water quality and quantity specialists, community volunteers, conservation groups, industry and government to create a festival full of activities that are educational and fun for children in grades 2 to 5.
Thanks to our 2020 & 2021 Supporters!
Festival Supporters — $5,000+
Festival Patron — $2,500-$4,999
Festival Benefactor — $1,000-$2,499
Symons Trust Fund for Canadian Studies
Festival Friend — < $1,000
Grant and Emma Murphy
Township of Selwyn
In Kind Sponsorship
City of Peterborough
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
Peterborough Utilities Group
Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board
Riverview Park and Zoo
We are enormously grateful for the financial and in-kind contributions of local sponsors that support our in-person festival!
Thank you to past and present sponsors who have supported immersive water education! We're thinking of all of you in these unprecedented times!