Watershed Recreation Education

You are Recreating in a Watershed 

We can all take steps to help protect our watershed and ensure we have safe drinking water. You are Recreating in a Watershed is a guide to best practices for behaviour when participating in recreational activities within the watershed.

You are Recreating in a Watershed

Guide for Recreation Leaders

Recreation Leaders play an important leadership role as a user group in the Comox Lake watershed. This Connected by Water resource is designed to support you in teaching your participants the importance of preserving our watersheds and conserving water. It includes information about the watershed, interactive activities to facilitate with your program participants, and a robust list of local resources to support you in investigating our local watershed environment further.

Guide for Recreation Leaders

Additional Resources

Connecting Students With Their Watershed Manual is a workbook for community leaders to inspire volunteers and develop local watershed stewardship project plans. Each module guides the user to create a personal project. The manual includes self-evaluation tools, checklists, examples, teaching tools, background information, and lots of great illustrations and ideas.

Connecting Students With Their Watershed

For more information on engaging students on watershed protection education, see our curriculum-linked resources for educators.

Local Watershed Education Opportunities

Morrison Creek Streamkeepers
Offer walking tours

Project Watershed
Excellent resources for Grades K - 7 with links to lesson plans, field trip options, information sheets and colouring pages.

Cumberland Community Forest Society
Offers a K-9 educators resource, organizes bio blitzes throughout the year, offers walking tours and workshops

Strathcona Wilderness Institute
Inspiring awareness, appreciation and stewardship of the natural world through education and participation

United Riders of Cumberland
Mountain bike clubs and trail building

MARS - Wildlife Rescue Centre
School tours and guest speakers available

Comox Valley Nature (Naturalists Society)
Comox Valley Nature Kids
Kid-friendly outdoor learning opportunities