Spring Water Awareness

The Spring Water Awareness Program (SWAP) is an in-class program that is delivered to local schools. It is designed to help children understand and recognize the dangers around creeks, streams, and rivers during the spring season.

Fast flowing, cold, deep water, slippery streambanks and unsafe ice present real dangers that should be avoided. Children are urged to stay away and stay safe from the dangers around dams and watercourses.

A package of resource materials is provided to each elementary school in the Otonabee Conservation watershed and schools are invited to request classroom presentations. Parents are also encouraged to download the SWAP Activity booklet (available under ‘Downloads’ on right).

The program is supported by Ontario Power Generation.

The Spring Water Awareness Program is provided to schools free of charge and is offered during March and April of each school year. For more information about the program, or to book classroom visits for your students, please contact Otonabee Conservation at 705-745-5791 or swap@otonabeeconservation.com

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