Canadian Teachers are Waiting to Educate Over 82,000 Canadian Students About Drinking Water Quality Issues and Solutions

Canadian teachers are currently waiting for the opportunity to educate over 82,000 Canadian students about drinking water quality issues and solutions. In order to be able to do this they will need over 3,400 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 Health (OWH)

Lesson Plans

OWH is designed for use in both elementary and high school classrooms. This program directly connects with health, science and social studies curricula and is set up as content-integrated lessons. Teachers may choose to present one of the lessons or all of the lessons as they find the material to be most suitable or applicable for their students and related subject lesson plans. The series of eight lessons guides students through an examination of health issues associated with water. The students develop definitions for both healthy and unhealthy drinking water and these definitions serve as the backbone for the other lessons in this program.

Through a variety of activities and cooperative learning strategies, the students explore common disease causing microbes found in water, how these microbes are removed or inactivated in water with water treatment, and the diseases these microbes cause when they are not identified and treated in drinking water systems. Students also examine the role the federal and provincial governments play in drinking water quality, how Aboriginal communities are affected by unhealthy drinking water quality and what each student can do to improve drinking water quality in their community.

OWH is available in English, French and Cree.

How it works

Lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations and all resources are available online, for review and for teachers to print.

Cost

There is no cost for the program; lessons may be downloaded at any time from the Safe Drinking Water Foundation website free of charge.

Operation Water Health Lesson Plans

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

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Thomas Sill Foundation


Arc Angelo Family Foundation