A Downpour of Learning at the Peel Children’s Water Festival

On this brillant felt-like-a mid-summer day, I had the pleasure of being a parent volunteer with my son’s grade 2 class field trip to the Peel Children’s Water Festival. I had no idea what to expect – what would the activities be and how much fun would the children have?

at Heart Lake Conservation Area

Celebrating its 15th year, the festival is outstanding for children between the ages of 6 and 10! There are many edu-taining activities for the children to have hands on learning about water conservation, ecology and safety. Each station had well versed staff explaining the activity and then the children were able to test their knowledge, experiment, and create problems and find solutions.

The group of 4 children I was with were excited by each activity – whether it was discovering how germy their hands are, determing how much water you save when you take shorter showers, or talking with the Earth Rangers about our Shrinking Wetlands.

Freddy Fusion Science Magic Show was captivating for children, parents and teachers. Freddy did a great job at describing the science but making it look like magic. His optical illusions with growing and shrinking heads created shrieks from the audience.  His sidekick, Bill the Duck, was a big hit.  My son hasn’t stopped talking about the toilet paper trick.

If you are looking for a good quality family outing this weekend, I give the Peel Children’s Water Festival – 5 stars.  http://www.peelregion.ca/pw/chwaterfest/ Some of the activities from the school trip will continue and others such as the Wild Wetland Splash Pad, Extreme Bike Demo and Canadian Raptor Conservancy will be added. Be sure not to miss Freddy Fusion Science Magic Show! You and your children will love it.

Pack a picnic and lots of water and make a day out of it! Admission is free!

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