Looking for a community building, environmental education program the whole school can participate in? The Stream of DreamsTM may be a good fit!
The Stream of Dreams is an at school program (our staff comes to you) for elementary schools which brings awareness to communities about their local watersheds through environmental education and stunning public artwork. In fact you’ve probably seen a Stream of Dreams school mural with a fence filled with beautiful, colourful fish painted by the students.
The goal of the program is to encourage environmental stewardship, improve water quality and create a community mural on a school fence as a reminder of our environmental responsibilities to maintain healthy streams for the fish and other wildlife which live within them. The program originated in Burnaby, British Columbia where it is administered by the Stream of Dreams Murals Society.
Conservation Halton is proud to have been the first organization to officially bring the program to Ontario and to our watershed back in 2006. Conservation Halton’s watershed encompasses the watersheds of Bronte, Grindstone and Sixteen Mile Creeks, as well as the numerous smaller urban creeks within Burlington and Oakville. The municipalities within the watershed are Burlington, Milton, Oakville and portions of Halton Hills, Hamilton, Mississauga and Puslinch.
There are two pricing options for interested schools:
- $5/student if your school arranges to cut and prime their own wooden fish OR
- $9/student total to include the cost of raw wooden fish that are laser-cut, sanded and drilled. All you have to do is prime the fish!
For more information you can visit the Stream of Dreams webpage, or send an e-mail to Sasha Benevides, Community Outreach Coordinator, and she is happy to follow up with an e-mail, phone call or meeting with your school staff or parent council.