The Water Docs @ School program was featured in an article by Suzanne Forcese for Water Today Magazine!
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.
The Water Docs @ School Action Projects program currently has 92 classrooms and approximately 2300 participating students across Ontario, a number that grows every year!
Learn more about the Water Docs @ School Action Projects Program.