Teacher resources

    logo_BGTYW.pngThrills. Spills. Is this any way to promote something as important as water protection and conservation?

It is, once you see the point of our Thrills & Spills board game and many other elements of the Region's engaging, easy-to-use toolkit of educational resources, available to teachers at no cost.

We designed the materials to meet Grade 2 and Grade 8 Science and Technology curriculum requirements, to help teachers convey valuable messages about respecting the environment, particularly water.


Help for teachers and environmental groups

The Region of Waterloo has developed free, age-appropriate learning material on water protection and conservation.


Grade Level


 In-class presentations

1 to 8

Details (PDF)

Click here to complete online request form.

 Hands-on groundwater model

1 to 8

Details (PDF)

 Thrills & Spills board game

1 to 8

Example (PDF)


Play online

 Video: Waterloo Water Quality Quiz

 - in an entertaining format learn where the Region of  Waterloo's source water comes from, how it is treated and its journey from the source to your home. Tips on ways you can help protect and conserve our drinking water are also discussed.

(total length: 19 minutes)

5 to 8

1:43 minute overview

Part 1 of 2 video (6:31 minutes)

Part 2 of 2 video (13:10 minutes)

 Journey of water poster explains how water gets from its source to our homes.

 Water conversation poster shows examples of uses of water around the home and ways to use water more wisely.

1 to 8

Journey of water (PDF)

Water conservation (PDF)

 Bookmarks, tear off sheets and removable tattoos

1 to 8

Bookmark (PDF)

Tear off sheets (PDF)

Removable tattoos (PDF)

 Colouring pages

1 to 3

Download (PDF)

 Science experiments

2 to 6

Download (PDF)

 Facility tours:

 Mannheim Water Treatment Plant
 (for schools and educational groups)

9 & up

For all inquiries and to book call:


Grade 2 Activity Sheet

Grade 8 Activity Sheet


2 & up

8 & up




Tap Water Fact Sheet

 Grades 8 & up (PDF)

 Bulletin No. 1 - What is Groundwater?

 Bulletin No. 2 - Groundwater Contamination

 Bulletin No. 3 - Aquifers

8 & up

No. 1 (PDF)

No. 2 (PDF)

No. 3 (PDF)

Thrills and Spills OnlineKids Zone: games and activities

Have fun learning about water with these games and activities.

Game / activity



Thrills & Spills Online

Have fun learning how our activities can have both positive and negative effects on our water. Play alone or with up to three friends.


Water cycle

Learn more about the hydrologic or water cycle.

Play online

The Story of Water

Test your water knowledge.

Play online

Science experiments

Easy and fun experiments you can do at home.

Download (PDF)

Activity Book

 Winter Fun Snowy ActivitiesDownload (PDF)
Activity Book Adventures of the Water WagonDownload (PDF)

Children's Groundwater FestivalWaterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival (WWCGF)

The Children's Water Festival offers a water education program in a hands-on learning environment, delivered in a manner that is fun and interactive. For details including dates for this year's festival, visit the WWCGF website.



Environews bannerEnvironews

Spring and fall, watch your mailbox for the Region's colourful Environews newsletter with quick and easy tips on conserving and protecting our water.


Waterloo Water Quality Quiz

This video provides information on where the Region of Waterloo's source water comes from, how it is treated and its journey from the source to your home. Tips on ways you can help protect and conserve our drinking water are also discussed.

Trailer / overview:

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Full video - part 1 of 2:

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Full video - part 2 of 2:

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