Peterborough Children’s Water Festival

The Peterborough Children’s Water Festival (PCWF) is an exciting community event that provides local students with the opportunity to discover the importance and diversity of water through 35 hands on activity centres.

The PCWF creates engaging and educational activity centres by bringing together the expertise of educators, water quality and quantity specialists, community volunteers, conservation groups, industry and government.

The festival is a free event that occurs over two days and generally hosts over 1200 students in grades 2 to 5 from the City and County of Peterborough.

Program History

The Peterborough Children’s Water Festival is an interactive event held at the Riverview Park and Zoo since its inception in 2002. It teaches students in grades 2 to 5 the importance of our most valuable resource – water.

The Peterborough Steering Committee adopted the “Children’s Water Festival” model of fostering awareness of our youth. It educates others about the importance of water and the need to ensure high quality water resources for future generations and the health of our environment.

The Festival brings together the expertise of educators, water quality and quantity specialists, community volunteers, conservation groups, industry and government. Together, they provide local students with the opportunity to discover the importance and diversity of water.

Program Links

http://www.pcwf.net

Program Contact Information

Name: Matthew Walmsley
Position: Festival Coordinator
Phone: 705-745-3238 ext. 219
Fax: 705-745-4413
Email: matthew.walmsley@greenup.on.ca

Partners

Otonabee Conservation

Otonabee Conservation

City of Peterborough

City of Peterborough

Peterborough Utilities Group

Peterborough Utilities Group

Green Communities Canada

Green Communities Canada

Trent University

Trent University

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