Get Waterwise at Ocean Discovery Centre

Spring break programming focuses on watershed awareness

Cousins Kathryne Rumpel

Telling children not to pollute is easy, but teaching them the concepts about what happens when pollution enters water systems is the key to making the lesson stick, says Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre’s (SODC) Visitor Experience Director, Tina Kelly.

“A lot of children can have a hard time grasping the concept of the trickle down effect of our watershed,” explained Kelly.

“By giving them hands on activities, demonstrations and exhibits, they really grasp why it’s so important to keep our watershed clean.”

The SODC joined the Capital Regional District this spring to offer programming over spring break that is centred around the journey of water (and other liquids) that flow down drains and how pollution in our water cycle affects our watershed and the ocean.

“The CRD was great, they’ve given us lots of ideas for crafts and games and other hands on programming as well as they’ve provided prizes for some of the participants who come and join in on the programming,” said Kelly.

The SODC is also offering a green cleaning workshop over the break which will show visitors how to make their own cleaning products from watershed-safe products.

“Participants will even get to create and take home some of the products,” added Kelly.

The spring break Waterwise programming at the SODC runs until Sunday, March 23. Regular admission rates to the aquarium apply but there is no additional charge for participating in the Waterwise programming.

For more information and a full schedule visit www.oceandiscovery.ca/waterwise or call 250-665-7511.

reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

 

Just Posted

Egg buyers given more information, options in Greater Victoria stores

Partnership with BC SPCA launched the project in 2011

Victoria-based warship rescues two more sea turtles

HMCS Edmonton credited with a turtle rescue earlier in November

Santa’s parade set to light up Victoria

37th Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade rolls down Government Street Saturday

B.C. police watchdog calls for investigation into police board spending on former Victoria police chief

Police Complaint Commissioner says accountable and transparent review is in public interest

VIDEO: Ucluelet Aquarium surveying spread and threat of microplastics

“Plastics never actually go away, they break down to smaller and smaller pieces.”

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Nov. 20

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

VIDEO: Ucluelet Aquarium surveying spread and threat of microplastics

“Plastics never actually go away, they break down to smaller and smaller pieces.”

POLL: Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

The Christmas lights are twinkling and holiday music is playing in local… Continue reading

South Korean named Interpol president in blow to Russia

South Korea’s Kim Jong Yang was elected as Interpol’s president edging out a longtime veteran of Russia’s security services.

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce sickens 18 people in Ontario, Quebec

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it’s working with U.S. authorities to determine the source of the romaine lettuce those who got ill were exposed to.

Trump defies calls to punish crown prince for writer’s death

The U.S. earlier sanctioned 17 Saudi officials suspected of being responsible for or complicit in the Oct. 2 killing, but members of Congress have called for harsher actions, including cancelling arms sales.

British, EU leaders to meet as Brexit deadline looms

The U.K. and the European Union agreed last week on a 585-page document sealing the terms of Britain’s departure.

Richard Oland was killed ‘in a rage,’ prosecutor tells son’s murder trial

The verdict from Oland’s 2015 murder trial was set aside on appeal in 2016. Richard Oland, 69, was found dead in his Saint John office on July 7, 2011.

Most Read