ACWWA Youth Outreach

Are you interested in promoting the importance of water in local schools?   We would love to feature classroom work on our website, in our magazine “Go With the Flow” and in our annual calendar.


ACWWA can help by providing resources such as books and DVD in our Section Library which can be signed out for free.  Be sure to check the Consumer/Youth Education category.


If you are brave enough to visit the classroom, here is some suggested presentation content:

  • Introduction – Introduce yourself (where you work, your schooling) and explain why water is important to you. 

  • Short discussion of water related topics (drinking water, waste water and storm water).  Each of those can be expanded into many topics.

  • Short discussion on who water affects and who works with water (kids, adults, operators, politicians, engineers, technologists, scientists, etc.).

  • Q/A to find out what the kids have learned and done at school.

  • Game – using the questions in the book, divide the class into two teams and do a Q/A game to ask questions. 


So check in with teachers and see if they would like to enhance their water education material!


We are here to help if you are interested!

Water Cycle

During the Weather unit in Science, the Grade 5s from Dana Grant's 5/6 split class at Caldwell Road Elementary School in Cole Harbour learned about the water cycle. As two-eyed seeing is important to understanding the world around them, they wanted to reflect the Mi'kmaw culture and Indigenous ways of being in their artwork. 


The Grade 5s were excited to learn that their art piece was printed in the ACWWA Go With the Flow magazine as well as made a permanent display in the Membertou Convention Center museum in the  fall of 2018.


The elders at the front of the poster were placed on the red for our Mi'kmaw heritage. Each elder was designed by a Grade 5 student; they symbolize the elders watching over and protecting the environment.   The background will honour Mi'kmaw culture with silhouettes of a wigwam, wildlife and nature along with a birch-bark canoe in the river and a medicine wheel hanging from a tree while showing the water cycle in the centre. 




Wellfield Protection Program

Mme Chapman-Ross' Grade 8 French Immersion class at Harry Miller Middle School (Rothesay, NB) has been learning about the Wellfield Protection Program.  As part of their program, they learned about the importance of water and about aquifers.  The students had to build models of aquifer and make posters about how to support our water systems instead of polluting them.  They were tasked to answer the following questions:

1.       Why is water important?

2.       How can you conserve water?

3.       How does water affect your daily lives?


Below are some of the posters and models that they completed.