The Comox Valley Regional District has developed materials to support students in learning about their connections to the Comox Lake watershed, learning what makes a watershed healthy and how to conserve water by using it efficiently at home.
The following resources are informed by the Watershed Protection Plan, and the Connected by Water project vision, all within the framework of the British Columbia Ministry of Education Curriculum. The resources are written as inquiry units, and are designed to support answering the driving questions: What allows me to have safe water that I can drink? What makes a climate resilient watershed?
These inquiry units can be used in their entirety, or the activities within each unit can stand alone. They include a robust list of additional links and resources connecting educators to many ideas and projects in the community, including options for field trips.
Connected by Water inquiry units, interactive activities and maps.
- Primary Kindergarten to Grade 3 Watershed Inquiry Unit
- Intermediate Grade 4 to 7 Watershed Inquiry Unit
- High School Grade 8 to 9 Watershed Inquiry Unit
- Middle School Grade 6 to 9 Water Treatment Inquiry Unit
- Watershed Web of Life Activity for all ages
Additional learning kits with supporting resources including books and large-scale printed maps are available to School District 71 teachers through the Destiny Library catalog.