H2Awesome – a celebration about water conservation and the importance of water in our daily lives

The City of Guelph is distributing this media advisory on behalf of the Upper Grand District School Board.

Guelph, ON, June 6, 2014—Approximately 700 students from Guelph-area elementary schools will participate in this day-long event. The Water Brothers, Tyler and Alex, who have an eco-adventure documentary series on TVO, and are well-known water advocates, will spend the day (morning and afternoon) with the two student groups.

The other half of the day is a program of 17 workshops, delivered mostly by volunteers on different themes (students choose one workshop). Among the workshops are Character Animation, Pond Biodiversity, and Connect with Water through Energizing Games, and How Clean is your Creek?

The relevance to the grade 8 science curriculum – Understanding the Earth and Space Systems: Water Systems and expectations in other areas such as geography, language, media and dance will also be met. H2Awesome is a collaborative project of the City of Guelph, Wellington Water Watchers and the Upper Grand DSB.

Date: Monday, June 9, 2014
Time: 9:45 a.m.–2:40 p.m. (Litterless lunch at 11:45 a.m.)
Location: Rozanski Hall and nearby classrooms, University of Guelph (Water Brothers in Rozanski Hall morning and afternoon)

The media are welcome to attend.

For more information

Maggie McFadzen, Communications Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 extension 725

Mark Weidmark, Administrative Officer – Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 extension 544