DAY ON THE CREEK

Many Thanks for a Wonderful Day on the Creek 2019 !   

Day on the Creek 2019 was a huge success.  Thank you to everyone who participated and to the many volunteers and organizations who come together to create and deliver this amazing learning event! 

More than 650 students from 38 K-12 classes attended 72 individual sessions.  Teachers, school staff and parents accompanied the classes, and local daycares, home school families, and general public also came out to enjoy the day.  In total over 800 students, teachers, parents, community adults and youth attended Day on the Creek 2019.  The day was made possible by 80 presenters and volunteers representing 20 organizations and many dedicated individual community members.

Many, many thanks. Visit the Waterton Biosphere Reserve Facebook album and check back here for some great photos from the day!  


Learn more about Day on the Creek

First held in May 2017, the Day on the Creek is a unique outdoor learning experience where students, parents, teachers and the general public can learn about the environment and human history along Pincher Creek and explore the importance of watershed stewardship. Day on the Creek is hosted by Waterton Biosphere Reserve along with the Town of Pincher Creek, Alberta Parks, and the Livingstone Range School Division.

During the Day on the Creek event, a series of learning stations are set up along and adjacent to Pincher Creek where it runs through the town of Pincher Creek. Volunteers and organizations come together to address a variety of topics and offer learning activities. Students and their teachers from CanyonMatthew Halton and St. Michael’s Schools are invited to spend the day along the creek and are scheduled to attend one or more presentations between 9 am and 3 pm. There are also a number of unscheduled activities ongoing throughout the day. While focused on the needs of students, everyone is welcome to attend the Day on the Creek and explore the various learning activities including:   

  • Traditional First Nations knowledge, history, and connections to our environment
  • Native plants and animals that live along Pincher Creek
  • Riparian and aquatic ecosystems and how to monitor their health
  • Human impact and responsibility for our environment
  • How our watershed works
  • Ways to steward our creek and keep it healthy
  • Local archaeology, geology, and history about Pincher Creek

To get an idea of what the day might look like, you can check out the schedules from 2018 and 2019 and a description of 2019 activities.

If you would like to support the Day on the Creek 2020 please contact Nora Manners at nmanners@watertonbiosphere.com or 403-627-1473.

 

Day on the Creek 2018 Video

 

 

Day on the Creek Slideshow

 

THANK YOU TO THE MANY TEACHERS, STAFF MEMBERS, STUDENTS, INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO MAKE THIS DAY POSSIBLE !

Funders: (2017-2019)

Supporters (2017-2019):