Energy & Power
Ontario Waterpower Association engages students via ConserveCanada
By Anthony Capkun
September 25, 2013 – The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) says it is “pleased to support the efforts” of ConserveCanada in delivering renewable energy, conservation and environmental education in Ontario elementary schools. ConserveCanada is a not-for-profit whose mission is to “make changes today and to provide the information to make responsible energy and technology decisions tomorrow”.
OWA says it has been working on educating elementary school children on waterpower since its inception in 2001. Its website hosts a variety of teacher resources specifically for Grade 2 students that provides information on waterpower.
“Educating the leaders of tomorrow on energy and environmental sustainability is extremely important,” said Paul Norris, OWA president. “These programs will reach and inspire the next generation of energy entrepreneurs and professionals.”
ConserveCanada’s free workshop program began visiting Grade 5 classrooms in 2012, reaching 2000 elementary school students and teachers. The 2013/2014 workshop program will expand to Huron, Perth, Bruce, Grey, Wellington, Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin, Chatham-Kent, Essex and Lambton counties. OWA supported the integration of waterpower educational tools for the program and outreach initiatives.