You Are Invited!

2017 Durham Children’s Watershed Festival
Public Open House

Tuesday September 26th, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Road East in Oshawa
(Note: Simcoe Street entrance will be closed)

Online Volunteer Registration

Help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Durham Children’s Watershed Festival, formerly known as the Durham Children’s Groundwater Festival on Tuesday September 26th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Camp Samac, 275 Conlin Road East, Oshawa.   The Durham Children's Watershed Festival is a giant outdoor science centre consisting of 37 interactive learning stations, all focused on water.  Parking is available by the pool area.

Chief TopleafThe Public Open House is a chance for the community to learn a little more about the blue stuff we depend on every day, and how they can help us conserve and protect local water resources.  “We will have a selection of activities from the Festival including our very popular Indigenous Voices program with Chief Topleaf. The Chief will take us back in time with examples of how Indigenous Peoples looked after the land and water and teach us how to do the same,” says Yvonne Storm, the Festival Coordinator. 

The evening provides an opportunity to get up close and personal with many of our regular activity centres, plus our new state of the art Augmented Reality sandbox, wildlife from Soper Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation and taste the riches of the Oak Ridges Moraine as you build your own aquifer with whip cream and sprinkles.  Staff from Central Lake Ontario Conservation will also provide guided tours to see the salmon spawning in the Oshawa Creek. 

Scout, Guide and other youth groups are also welcome to attend and or volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering for the event please register online.

Over the past twenty years, the Festival has educated more than 77,000 local grade four and high school students, teachers and parent volunteers about water, giving them the tools to conserve and protect this valuable natural resource.