Teaching a new generation - #SAWC17

Editor's Note:
The closing ceremony is November 17th at 10:00 THE VENUE HAS CHANGED!
We are NOT meeting at Lethbridge City Hall - WE NEED MORE ROOM!
Please come to the SOUTHERN ALBERTA ETHNIC ASSOCIATION:
421 - 6th AVENUE SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE, AB

We have had quite a variety of participants signing on to the Southern Alberta Water Charter and its quite refreshing to see a younger generation moving forward and taking small steps towards the betterment of our watershed and quality of our drinking water.

Serendipity Childcare, a local daycare facility in Lethbridge, took action in the #SAWC17 by educating their kids on watershed health and they took part in the Gutter Buddy Program and Yellowfish Road Program - which is offered through the City of Lethbridge.

 

Guest post submitted by Amanda Anderson, Co-owner of Serendipity Childcare Ltd.

"The Oldman Watershed project connects our curriculum framework that we are implementing by teaching our students to value environmental sustainability. By developing stewardship of nature and living things through learning, watching, acting and caring about the world on the ground, in the water and through the air.

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Giving our students an opportunity to learn from the community leaders at the OWC provided authentic and meaningful experiences that connected our curriculum to living and life.

One of the many goals of our curriculum framework is to have our students be responsible and caring members of society. The Oldman watershed project was an incredible learning experience for our students. We are looking forward to teaching and helping raise a new generation of watershed warriors!"

Did you know that Serendipity also participants in Synergy Urban Farms which is a company that takes unused urban land and transforms it into "vibrant perennial food forests and urban agriculture".  Visit Synergy Urban Farms for more information.

Did you know that Serendipity also participants in Synergy Urban Farms which is a company that takes unused urban land and transforms it into "vibrant perennial food forests and urban agriculture".  Visit Synergy Urban Farms for more information.

The Gutter Buddy program has been put into place by the City of Lethbridge to encourage residents into keeping their storm drains and gutters free of debris and anyone is welcome to become a Gutter Buddy! (More in the following video and link : http://www.lethbridge.ca/living-here/water-wastewater/Pages/Gutter-Buddy.aspx )

Yellow Fish Road was a program that ran from April to August this year which was also implemented by the City of Lethbridge with the partnership of Trout Unlimited Canada and the Oldman Watershed Council.  It is a free storm drain painting program that promotes awareness about urban runoff pollution (More info here: http://www.lethbridge.ca/living-here/Waste-Recycling/Pages/Yellow-Fish-Road.aspx )

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We hope for more initiatives and participation for these programs that are benefitting our quality and educating the generation that will be looking after our watershed in years to come!

The Oldman Watershed Council is a not-for-profit, registered charity. Our Board consists of a large group of sector representatives - 23 voices united together behind policies, research, education, and projects for the betterment of watershed management and health.  We welcome all efforts made to make a difference in our watershed.  VolunteerDonateMake a Change.