Student Water Conservation Programs
York Children’s Water Festival: Virtual Wave
Please note the 2022 York Children's Water Festival (YCWF) will be held virtually in May.
Building on last year’s “Virtual Wave”, the 2022 YCWF will include new resources and engaging elements to inspire teachers and students to think, discuss and take action in protecting and conserving water.
The program will provide Grade 4 students across York Region the opportunity to learn about water conservation through a variety of interactive, curriculum-linked activities. The YCWF helps students understand the importance of a clean and plentiful water supply, respect a healthy environment and use natural resources wisely in their own school, home and community.
This year, the YCWF will be delivered through partnerships with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority and ClearWater Kids.
2022 YCWF Virtual Wave Art Contest
For students participating in this year’s Virtual Wave, art contest entries must be submitted in conjunction with official contest rules and regulations, including parental/legal guardian consent.
Is your elementary classroom interested in participating this year?
To receive the resources and activities, please email @email with your name, school and number of students in your class.
Grade 2 and Grade 8 teachers may also find some of the resources valuable when planning water-related content to help meet curriculum expectations.
Thank you for your continued participation and support. We look forward to sharing the 2022 Virtual Wave with you!