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Registration is $8/student (teachers and supervisors are free of charge).  

All fees (admission and busing) for TVDSB students will be covered by the TVDSB using Outdoor Education Funding.

Thames Valley District School Board  Field Trip Forms

If your school is part of the Thames Valley District School Board the Water Festival Coordinator will email you Field Trip Form 1A and 1B in April.

Buses have been organized and paid for by the Festival. Bus confirmations have been sent out If you have not received yours, please contact the Festival Coordinator.
Please do not contact the bus companies.

Teacher Orientation Sessions

Teachers who have not attended the Festival in the past will be expected to attend a 45 minute Teacher Orientation Session on May 1st or 2nd at 4:30 pm.

May 1 - Watershed Conservation Centre, Fanshawe Conservation Area, 1424 Clarke Road, London

May 2 - Watershed Conservation Centre, Fanshawe Conservation Area, 1424 Clarke Road, London

Please contact the Water Festival Coordinator to register for a Teacher Orientation Session.

Activity Stations

The Children's Water Festival will feature 47 activity stations based around 5 themes: water conservation, water protection, water attitude, water science and water technology.

May 16th is the French Day! Most of the stations will be available in French. Immersion and French First Language students welcome!

Here is your 2019 Teachers Planning Guide, Teacher Scheduler, and Curriculum Links to help plan your field trip. 


Sample Itinerary

All Activities

•    Are connected to the grade 2, 3, 4 or 5 curriculum in ways that help students to achieve the desired expectation (Science &       Technology, Social Studies, Physical Education);
•    Are designed to be as hands-on and experiential as possible in order to enhance and personalize the learning;
•    Provide for holistic learning in an environment that demonstrates the integration of people, phenomena and ideas;
•    Are geared to the interests, abilities and special needs of learners; and,
•    Reflect the beliefs that guide education – accountability, quality, equity, partnerships and a safe environment.




The Festival is outdoors, with some activity stations under tents, and will be held ‘rain or shine’.
Students will move around the site in small groups of 6 students with a teacher or supervisor, visiting whichever stations they choose. Each group will typically visit 10 – 12 activity stations during their daily visit. The capacity of the Festival is set at 800 students per day. Students are encouraged to bring a litterless lunch.  Please note that all activity stations will end at 1:25pm and all buses will leave the festival by 1:45pm.

How the Festival works: