March 24, 2019, THUNDER BAY, ON – Confederation College helped Thunder Bay celebrate Canada Water Week with a free educational event called “Water For All” at the TEC Hub on Sunday afternoon. The family-focused event was hosted by Let’s Talk Science at Confederation College in partnership with EarthCare Thunder Bay and in collaboration with numerous other community partners.
Canada Water Week is a celebration of water from coast-to-coast-to-coast, held annually in the third week of March to coincide with World Water Day on March 22.
“This event is a wonderful opportunity for residents of all ages to explore solutions to overcome water challenges of the 21st century,” said Sandra Stiles, Director of Let’s Talk Science at Confederation College and Coordinator of the Environmental Technician program. “This year’s Canada Water Week theme is ‘Water for All – Water is a Human Right’ and the event focused on how we can protect water and the Great Lakes using green infrastructure strategies.”
“Water For All” featured educational activities and hands-on displays centered on water and its importance to the community. Children were invited to challenge their detective skills with an indoor scavenger hunt, learn about rain gardens, test their water conservation knowledge, learn about aquatic bugs and reptiles, and take part in water-themed crafts and face painting.
Confederation College has a longstanding commitment to preserving, maintaining and living with the environment that naturally surrounds its campuses. Through its Campus Sustainability Plan, Confederation has taken steps to incorporate sustainable practices and infrastructure into its daily operations. From the Bio-Energy Learning and Research Centre to the Water Bottle Refill Stations, there are many ongoing sustainable projects and initiatives at all campuses across the region.
For more information about Let’s Talk Science at Confederation College, visit: www.letstalkscience.ca/confederation. For more information about Confederation’s Campus Sustainability Plan, visit: www.confederatoncollege.ca/sustainability.
Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has eight regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa.
Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 6,500 combined full- and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 850 full- and part-time employees. Confederation’s regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $643.4 million annually.
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