Watershed Education for Schools

Thanks to our funding from the PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund, we were proud to begin our Watershed Education Program in 2014. If you are interested in having us visit your school or classroom, please email us at cornwall_watershed@yahoo.ca.

Take a look at our presentation information below, and learn more about the program details here (PDF). Listed is information about curriculum links, activities, and more!


Focus: Four schools within the Cornwall and area district, which includes Westwood
Primary School, Elliot River Elementary School, East Wilshire Intermediate School, and
Bluefield High School.

Age Groups: Grades K-12. Encompasses all levels of education.

Topic: Local Watershed Ecology, wetlands and marshes, water conservation

Credentials: Watershed coordinator for Cornwall and Area Watershed for 3 years,
Bachelor degree in Wildlife Conservation, broad experience teaching to children and young adults and facilitating activities. There may be one or two volunteers, both will be credited at the university level and have some experience with children/students.

Description of Presentation:

  • A 10 minute, or less, introduction PowerPoint presentation about what a watershed is and the local watershed group (CAWG).
  • A brief introduction to the activities. Each activity is chosen for the grade level of the classroom. Please see activity guide (PDF).
  • A wrap up at the end of the activity includes a small assignment to assess the information learned (drawing, writing exercise, short answer questions).
  • A small take-home survey for the household of the student to be returned to the teacher and picked up by the presenter the following day.
  • A short evaluation about our presentation and program to be submitted by the teacher and picked up the following day.

Duration: 40-70 minutes (depending on how much time the teacher would prefer).

To learn more about our education programs, please view our Program Details PDF.