H2Awesome engages Guelph’s grade 8 students with diverse educational opportunities

Attention news, photo and video editors

Guelph, Ont., Friday, May 13—Approximately 1,000 students from local elementary schools will participate in H2Awesome, a day–long event aimed at delivering grade 8 science curriculum.



Students will hear from guest speakers then attend a workshop of their choice. Workshops were developed to meet grade 8 Understanding the Earth and Space Systems: Water Systems curriculum objectives. Workshops include approaches from hands-on science and geography, to dance, art and music.


Four guest speakers will kick off the event including Ricky Forbes (from the TV show Tornado Hunters), Robyn Hamlin (student activist), Derek Forgie (comedian), and Stephen Leahy (author and environmental journalist).


University of Guelph, Rozanski Hall and nearby buildings


Monday, May 16, 2016
9:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

H2Awesome is a collaboration between the City of Guelph, Wellington Water Watchers, the Upper Grand DSB, and Wellington County Catholic School board. Students were registered through their schools. This event is not open to the public.

For more information

Jennifer Gilks, Water Conservation Program Coordinator
Water Services, Environmental Services

Emily Stahl, Supervisor Water Efficiency
Water Services, Environmental Services