RDRWA Outreach Out and About

The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) has been actively engaging with both students and the general public to educate them on water and water-related issues throughout the basin. Through various programs and activities, RDRWA has reached numerous schools, offering interactive experiences that teach students about watersheds, watershed challenges, and the importance of wetlands. The RDRWA has also presented sampling results from previous programs to the public to further promote watershed awareness and conservation.

As of June 2024, the RDRWA has attended various booth events, such as the Watershed Awareness Expo on May 2-3 in Sundre, and Aggie Days on May 24-25 in Carstairs. At these events, RDRWA ran an interactive booth that allowed students and the public to try out a watershed model, identify animals, and learn about the Red Deer River basin. Additionally, RDRWA hosted an Environmental Stewardship station at the Farm Safety School Tour at Aspen Ranch on May 28th, where grade 4 students learned about the connection between the environment and agriculture in an engaging way. RDRWA also plans to take students from grades 5 to 9 pond dipping to learn about invertebrates and riparian areas. This type of work is both exciting and important for teaching environmental stewardship and awareness in the community.