Canadian Teachers are Waiting to Educate Over 135,000 Canadian Students About Drinking Water Quality Issues and Solutions

Canadian teachers are currently waiting for the opportunity to educate over 135,000 Canadian students about drinking water quality issues and solutions. In order to be able to do this they will need over 4,000 sponsored Operation Water Drop, Operation Water Pollution and Operation Water Biology kits to be sent to their schools. Individuals and companies can sponsor kits for schools. If you/your company sponsors kits, you/your company will be acknowledged in the letter that accompanies the kit. You can even decide in which geographic area your kits will be dispersed or to which specific school(s). Please e-mail info@safewater.org if you would like to sponsor Operation Water Drop, Operation Water Pollution and/or Operation Water Biology kits or if you would like more information.

Educational Kits for Schools

Many school divisions and districts from coast to coast are recommending the Safe Drinking Water Foundation's education programs to their teachers!  Thank you to all of the administrators who are promoting our programs!  To find out whether a sponsored kit is available for your school,  send an e-mail to info@safewater.org or phone 306-934-0389.

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Learn More About Our Two New Education Programs

Operation Water Biology
Operation Community Water Footprint

Need Sponsored Kits?
If you would like to use the Operation Water Drop, Operation Water Pollution and/or Operation Water Biology program in your classroom and need a sponsored kit please e-mail the following information to info@safewater.org: your school's name, complete mailing address, what type(s) of kits and how many of each type of kit you would like.  We will add your school to the growing waiting list. Also, be sure to sign up on the Imagineaction website (a program of the Canadian Teachers' Federation) in order to try to get sponsored kits through Imagineaction funding (www.imagine-action.ca).

Operation Water Biology (OWB)

Lesson Plans

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OWB is a series of eight lesson plans designed for use with students in grades 9-12. OWB directly connects with science, chemistry and biology curricula and covers several different aspects of drinking water treatment. The major topics are chlorine, chloramine, ammonia and iron. For each of these there is a discussion explaining what it is and its importance to drinking water treatment. There are also lab activities for each which allow students to work with small amounts of these substances and see them in action. Students will demonstrate the idea of chlorine demand, create chloramine through a simple chemical reaction, test local samples of drinking water for chlorine and ammonia and filter water samples with iron oxidized by different processes to determine if one is superior. Every lesson includes additional suggested activities and resources, along with references to other sources of information.

The Operation Water Biology program is available in English and in French.

How it works

Lesson plans and resources are available online. All resources are able to be downloaded by the teacher for review prior to receiving the OWB kit. OWB kits are sent on the same distribution dates as OWD kits.

Operation Water Biology Dates for Distribution of Kits 2013-2014 School Year

2013: September 23rd, October 7th and 21st, November 4th and 18th.
2014: March 3rd, 17th and 31st, April 14th and 28th, May 12th and 26th.

Cost

Operation Water Biology is available for a cost recovery fee of $140.00.

*Please note CAD funds for Canadian schools and U.S. funds for U.S. schools.

Imagineaction provides sponsorship for Operation Water Biology kits to be sent to schools/teachers. There is a limited number of kits available through this sponsorship. Visit the Imagineaction website (http://www.imagine-action.ca/) for more information.

Please note: ordering through Imagineaction is available to Canadian schools only.

Other sponsors such as TD Bank Group have provided funding for sponsored kits to be sent to schools. E-mail the Safe Drinking Water Foundation to find out whether a sponsored kit is available for your school.

How to Order a Water Quality Kit for Operation Water Biology

If you are ordering from the USA or are a group/individual that is not associated with a school: Currently the SDWF does not have sponsorships for kit orders from the USA or for individuals/groups that are not associated with a school. To order an OWB kit please complete and submit an Order Form: http://www.safewater.org/sales-order?lang=eng&program=owb

Please make payment by cheque or money order to:

Safe Drinking Water Foundation
#1-912 Idylwyld Drive North
Saskatoon, SK S7L 0Z6

If you subscribe to online banking you may want to send an e-mail transfer which is very secure, fast and efficient, and available under "transfers" from all leading banks in Canada, in which case we ask that you e-mail info@safewater.org. Payment of the kit must be received prior to shipping. If you are ordering from the USA please ensure that payment is in U.S. funds or if you are ordering from Canada please ensure that payment is in Canadian funds.

This project has been made possible by the generous support of the following donors:

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