Teaching Resources for Water

Self learning resources

Municipal water and wastewater systems

Water cycle and watershed

Credit: Thank you to the Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival and its partners for these educational resources.

Water cycle and states of water


The Great Lakes

Taking care of water

Credit: Thank you to the Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival and its partners for these educational resources.

Activity pages

Teaching resources

Book an in-class presentation

Free water presentations available for schools in Waterloo Region. Content supports the grade 2 and grade 8 curriculum. You can also request a general water presentation for other grades or for your school's environmental club.

Complete this request form to book your free water presentation.

  • Grade 2 presentations are 30 to 45 minutes and include information on the water cycle, states of water, water conservation, the journey water takes to your tap and where water goes after you flush the toilet.
  • Grade 8 presentations are 60 to 90 minutes and include information on groundwater aquifers, municipal water and wastewater systems and groundwater protection.

Presentations can be tailored to fit your class requirements and schedule.

Plan a field trip

The Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival teaches grade 2 to 5 students about water using fun, hands-on activities. The Festival takes place in May or June at an outdoor location in Waterloo Region or Wellington County. 

Visit the Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival website for information on festival details including how to registration. The Region of Waterloo Water and Wastewater Services is a proud supporter of the WWCGF.

Online games for the classroom

Jeopardy style game


  • The Waterloo Water Quality Quiz provides information on the Region of Waterloo water system in an entertaining format.

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Lesson plans and activities



Managing water resources and the technology to provide clean drinking water and treat wastewater involves a team of dedicated professionals. The water industry offers many challenging and rewarding careers. The American Water Works Association provides more information on working with water. Hear from water professional during interviews with the Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival.

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