The Battle River Watershed Alliance is committed to the education and engagement of youth across the Battle River and Sounding Creek Watersheds.
Our biannual popular Explore More program invites approximately 200 students to engage in a day of hands-on learning through a series of educational stations. These 25-minute stations are hosted by experts from various education and conservation agencies. Students gain the knowledge and attitudes needed to be the future stewards of our watershed. Sponsored by Cargill Cares, Alberta Environment and Parks, Ponoka County, the Town of Ponoka, the Town of Viking and Iron Creek Watershed Improvement Society.Sign up
A tour of the liquid and solid waste streams in Camrose! Co-hosted by the BRWA, City of Camrose, and Alberta Health Services, this full-day (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.) program is open to students in Camrose. The tour takes students to the Camrose wastewater treatment lagoons, Dried Meat Lake, the water treatment plant, a green space, the Centra Cam recycling depot, and the City of Camrose Land Fill. Students learn about the solid waste that leaves their homes, as well as the water they consume and wastewater they produce. By the end of the day, students understand the waste cycles in Camrose, and are able to take action on water conservation and waste reduction. Sponsored by The Battle River Community Foundation and Alberta Environment and Parks. Download the teacher’s manual here, PDF.Sign Up
Discover Your Wetland half-day field trips take students into local wetlands, where their shoes get wet and their hands get dirty. Through a series of fun activities, games, and guided scientific exploration, students come away with an increased awareness of, and appreciation for, wetlands. They learn about plants, wildlife, water cycles, water quality and the importance of protecting these important places. Sponsored by The Battle River Community Foundation and Alberta Environment and Parks.Sign up
Yellow Fish Road is a nation-wide environmental education program designed and managed by Trout Unlimited Canada and hosted locally by the Battle River Watershed Alliance. The Yellow Fish Road program’s goal is to help Canadians understand that storm drains are the doorways to our rivers, lakes and streams. Preventing pollutants from entering our storm drains is critical to protecting and improving our watersheds, water quality, and aquatic habitat. BRWA will visit your classroom, your students will hit the road to paint storm drains and leave “fish hangers” on doors in the community. [Download the Yellow Fish Road Program Guide, PDF].Sign Up
This program is currently under development. Please check back for a launch date.
Building Resilience creates opportunity for high school students to practice their skills in research, presentation, and collaboration. Students will represent stakeholders who are striving to build resilience under the effects of climate change. Students have to work together to find a solution which balances social, environmental, and economic needs.
X-Stream Science is a inquiry-based learning opportunity for students in grades 7–12 lead by local experts.More Information
Want to win $1,000? Grade 7 to 12 students are invited to enter. How would you improve your watershed?Go for it!