“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” – Baba Dioum, Senegalese conservationist
Meaningful change to the health of our lakes and rivers starts with learning. The COVID-19 pandemic has required all of us to adapt to the many new realities, and has given us some time for reflection. Here at LWF, we have been adapting, but also reflecting on what we can offer in terms of accessible, inclusive and impactful educational resources that relate to Lake Winnipeg and its watershed.
The purpose of LWF’s education program is to inspire and empower youth to take action for our lands and waters.
Our goals include:
- Fostering a sense of personal and collective responsibility for the health of Lake Winnipeg and its watershed;
- Further solidifying the understanding of key curricular concepts by presenting them within the context of Lake Winnipeg, its watershed, and the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan;
- Inspiring and coordinating active water stewardship; and
- Creating a space for truth and reconciliation in program delivery.
We want students to know that they have a voice when it comes to freshwater stewardship – and that their voice matters.
We currently offer free online school presentations*, and have begun exploring new ways to support teachers through the development of virtual learning opportunities and other digital resources. Our presentations and resources are available in both English and French.
Stay tuned as we work towards expanding our program with new learning opportunities over the coming months.
We invite you to explore the links below or contact Émilie Ferguson, LWF’s Education Coordinator for more information.
*Please note, our education program is taking a break for the summer which means we are currently unable to provide school presentations. We will resume offering presentations in September 2021.