If your elementary school is looking for a way to teach students environmental stewardship, the importance of water, and beautify their fence, the Stream of Dreams program is a great fit. Conservation Halton provides the program to schools throughout the watershed and has openings in the schedule for as early as this spring!
The Stream of Dreams is an eco-education program which introduces students from kindergarten to grade 8 in elementary schools to its local watershed and the streams which flow or once flowed through them. The program’s goal is to help the community learn how to conserve and protect water resources and to inspire behavioral change for environmental protection.
Students will learn how they can all help take care of water, and the project’s legacy is a Stream of Dreams fish mural on your school fence. Conservation Halton’s Dream Team will take up residency within a school and can tailor the message for children from kindergarten to Grade 8. Each student and staff member contributes a fish to the school’s mural, which has a life span of up to 10 years.
Conservation Halton brought the program from British Columbia to Ontario in 2006. Since launching, 92 groups and 35,134 students have participated in the Stream of Dreams program in the Conservation Halton watersheds.
This program contributes to Ontario EcoSchools certification, under Environmental Stewardship. There is a fee of $5 per student to help cover the cost to deliver the programming, schools are also responsible for cutting and preparing their own wooden fish. Schools which would like more information on the program, or would like to book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.conservationhalton.ca/stream-of-dreams.
About Stream of Dreams
The Stream of Dreams Program (www.streamofdreams.org) brings awareness to communities about their local watersheds through environmental education and stunning public artwork. The goal of the program is to improve water quality, while at the same time creating a community art legacy as a reminder of our environmental responsibilities.
The program originated in Burnaby, British Columbia, where it is administered by the Stream of Dreams Murals Society. Conservation Halton is proud to be the first organization to officially bring the program to Ontario and to our watershed.