Spring Water Awareness Program (SWAP)

The RVCA is pleased to offer resources to teachers interested in promoting spring water awareness.

As the warmer spring weather approaches, snow and ice begin to melt and waterways begin to fill up with cold, fast moving water. Children are often interested in exploring rushing streams and thawing ponds during the warm days of spring. However, these areas can be unsafe and it is important to teach students the dangers of these areas.

Resources include:

  • Background information about spring flooding
  • “Safety Says” video with teacher notes
  • Activity ideas, resources, and sheets for use by classroom teachers
  • General curriculum information
  • Announcement information for use during the spring season
  • Information for students to take home during flood season
  • Posters
  • Dam safety resource materials from Ontario Power Generation

Please feel free to copy and distribute any of the information in this package. To order a print version of this package or if you have any questions about the information, please contact Rebecca Whitman, at 613-273-3255 or Andrea Wood at 613-489-3592.

SWAP Resources for Teachers




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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
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Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504



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