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 learning and action program for Ontario Grade 8 students, delivered through a partnership between Ecologos and Learning for a Sustainable Future. This entirely free program has been used successfully at schools across the province, praised by teachers for
- delivering the entire Ontario curriculum on water,
- cultivating a deep caring for the environment, as well as
- skills in leadership, team-building, project management and filmmaking.
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 Spring 2019
- 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 $70) to the Water Docs 2019 Film Festival in Toronto
- Participate in periodic web-based conversations with experienced teachers, staff from Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) and the Water Docs Film Festival to share challenges and successes, and otherwise support each other at important stages
Do you know a Grade 8 teacher who might want to take part? For information, contact Bob Isenberger.
Learn more about the Water Docs @ School Action Projects Program.