TP-4743 Draft Final Report: Interactive Learning Activities for the Water Heroes Website

Title

TP-4743 Draft Final Report: Interactive Learning Activities for the Water Heroes Website

Author

Chantal Ubbels
Kassandra Merks
Sunaina Aiyer

Host Organization

Haliburton-Muskoka-Kawartha Children's' Water Festival (HMKCWF), Irene Heaven

Supervising Faculty

Tom Whillans, Trent School of the Environment

Reference Number

4743

Date

2018

Area

Haliburton
Muskoka
Kawartha

Subject

Environmental Education
Environmental Science / Studies

Abstract

HMKCWF proposed the remodel of the current Water Heroes website to develop a more fun and interactive way for people of all ages to gain additional water-based knowledge. The current Water Heroes website (www.waterheroes.ca) was designed as a way to participate in the Big Splash Contest to encourage children to continue learning after the Haliburton-Muskoka-Kawartha Children's Water Festival (HMKCWF).
Currently, the HMKCWF is held once every year in Haliburton county, based off of the Friends of Ecological and Environmental Learning (FEEL) mandate to further public education and understandings of Ontario's ecosystems. The HMKCWF is a free event that provides thousands of students across the Trillium Lakelands District School Board the chance to further their water knowledge through interactive activities. The Water Heroes website has become a tool for these students to further their knowledge learnt at the HMKCWF and additionally participate in the Big Splash contest.
Our job has been to remodel the website to provide an entertaining environment, through the use of fun learning activities and tools conducive to a positive learning environment for both children (grades 2-8) and parents/ teachers. As well as to consider different learning styles and abilities as each person has individual needs. The goal of this remodel was to develop content that would further additional use of the current website and to make relevant information more available to all age ranges. As well as to increase the amount of time children and their families spend on the website to increase the amount of water knowledge they have through a wide array of topics.

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Reference

Chantal Ubbels
Kassandra Merks
Sunaina Aiyer, TP-4743 Draft Final Report: Interactive Learning Activities for the Water Heroes Website, 2018