Registration is now closed for the 2023 Festival.
Admission is $8/student (teachers and supervisors are free of charge).
All fees (admission and busing) for TVDSB and LDCSB students will be covered by the Outdoor Learning Grant Funds.
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 partially filled in Field Trip Forms prior to the festival. See below for the curriculum links.
Buses will be organized by the Festival. Bus confirmations will be sent out to registered teachers once organized.
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 Tuesday, April 25 at 4:30 pm (online). Link to be sent out prior to the session.
Please contact the Water Festival Coordinator to register for a Teacher Orientation Session.
The Children's Water Festival will feature 50+ activity stations based around 5 themes: water conservation, water protection, water attitude, water science and water technology.
May 11th is the Bilingual Day! Many of the stations will be available in English & French. Immersion and French First Language students welcome!
Use the buttons below to access the 2023 Teachers Planning Guide, Teacher Scheduler, and Curriculum Links to help plan your field trip.
ALL STATIONS ARE LINKED TO THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM.
*These times are examples and may be subject to change.
• 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 1:15pm and all buses will leave the festival by 1:30pm (timing subject to change based on bus availability).