The power of flowing water

Streams and rivers have been likened to the arteries of our bodies performing the crucial services of nourishing and flushing wastes from our landscapes. Within them lie, complex interactions, between water, soil, microorganisms, plants and animals creating living networks that connect to the land. 

+Program description

Students come explore local freshwater systems as they learn about the complex ecosystems within them, watersheds, the water cycle, using insects to identify water quality, the problems they face and what we can do to help.


Open to all grades, however curriculum links align most with grades K-3

Grades: K-3
Location: Available to Detla and New Westminster Schools Duration: 1-2 hours depending on grade

  • Basic needs of plants and animals (K)
  • Make exploratory observations using their senses (K)
  • Local First Peoples uses of plants and animals (K)
  • Local patterns that occur on Earth (Gr. 1)
  • Water sources including local watersheds (Gr. 2)
  • Water conservation (Gr. 2)
  • The water cycle (Gr. 2)
  • Local First Peoples knowledge of water (Gr. 2)
  • Biodiversity in the local environment (Gr. 3)
  • Observable changes in the local environment caused by wind, water and ice (Gr. 3)