Rivers to Oceans Day 2016 - Swift Sparrow Photography

Rivers to Oceans Day

Rivers to Oceans Day is an annual youth water education event held in Yellowknife in collaboration with various water partners, including GNWT-ENR, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and Ecology North. The purpose of the event is to engage youth in various water stewardship topics and promote awareness about water resources. Every year approximately 200 students from local Yellowknife schools attend the half day event where they cycle through nearly 15 different water themed stations. The stations are hosted by various water partners and include diverse topics such as water contamination, fish dissections, water quality sampling, water treatment, waterfowl and fish species, and watershed functions. The event is held to coincide with Canadian Rivers day and World Oceans day.