DAY ON THE CREEK

Day on the Creek 2019 – Coming Soon – May 29, 2019!


The Day on the Creek team has been hard at work planning for this year’s event and there are some great learning stations shaping up.  It looks like it will be another fantastic year.

We need volunteers to make the day a success and would like your help either as a volunteer or to spread the word.  We are looking for people to: 

  • create and deliver presentations for youth from Kindergarten to High School
  • assist presenters and work with students at learning stations
  • staff information tables at various sites along the creek and 
  • provide general support before, during and after the event (placing signs, set up and take down, hospitality).  

Please get in touch with Nora at nmanners@watertonbiosphere.com or 403-627-1473 and let us know how you would like to help. 


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 schedule from the 2018 event here.

 

If you would like to support the Day on the Creek 2019 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 !

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