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Changing Currents

Main Project Information
Goal Understand watershed science and its importance.
Task Enroll your classroom and explore your local watershed.
Where Canada

EcoSpark's Changing Currents program introduces grade 8-12 students from across the Greater Toronto Area (Toronto, Peel, Durham, and York school boards) to their area's watersheds. Students get outside, put on hip waders, explore a local river stream, and learn about its importance and quality.

By participating in the program students will:

Use benthic macro-invertebrate bio-monitoring to examine the health of their local river or stream (it's easy!),
Contribute to a GTA-wide study of watersheds, and
Have the chance to take action around what they discover

How to Join

Anyone can access Changing Currents' online resources, but to attend a training session or to host a Student Stream Assessment Workshop, you need to register:

If you are a teacher and want to register, access resources, or know more about Changing Currents, visit the Teacher Area:

If you are a student, learn more about water quality and bio-monitoring in the Student Area:

Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags water pollution, water quality, watershed
Project Updated 05/23/2018