Water Week

March 17 - 23, 2019

We’re taking time to learn about the role water plays in B.C. and want your classroom to come along.


About Water Week

The United Nations initiative World Water Day celebrates fresh water each March 22. In 2019, it’s about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons so many people are left behind. 

It goes hand-in-hand with Canada Water Week (March 17-23), which raises the profile and understanding of water and its importance to Canada’s prosperity.

Overview and outcomes

Water plays a big role in providing clean energy, in a really cool way. We created special activities to help build understanding of the important role water plays in powering the province of B.C.

The activities engage students in understanding global and local water issues. Each activity is also available with English and French student materials.

Our Water Week activities provide a link to the following core competencies:

  • Communications
  • Thinking
  • Social Responsibility

The activities also connect to a variety of grade-specific curricular competencies and content in a variety of subjects including Physical and Health Education, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and English Language Arts.

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Available activities

Available until March 28.

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