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 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 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), 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 Bob Isenberger.

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