Two Grade Eight science classes from Revelstoke Secondary School spent a day travelling around the city and area to learn first-hand where their water comes from, where it goes after it’s used and how important it is to look after water and keep watersheds healthy.
Students participated in tours of both the Greely Creek Water Treatment Facility and the Waste Water Treatment Facility. They met with the City’s Environmental Coordinator, Penny Page-Brittin, to learn about the Greely Creek Source Protection Plan, pesticide bylaws and storm drains, plus travelled to Montana Creek to conduct water quality monitoring with Know Your Watershed Program Educator Janette Vickers.
Students also took part in a Student Action Project led by Rowland Bell with the North Columbia Environmental Society, spending an afternoon planting 200 willow stems at Martha Creek as part of the Martha Creek Riparian Restoration Project.
The field trips were part of Know Your Watershed, a water stewardship program developed by Columbia Basin Trust and local environmental educators. To learn more, visit www.cbt.org/waterstewardship.
Here are some photos from their outing: