The Watershed Interpreters’ Network (WIN) was established in 2007 to foster and facilitate communication throughout the year among all Conservation Authority (CA) educators. This communication includes annual Rekindle the Sparks Workshops, newsletters, social media and other means to share expertise to improve CA education throughout Ontario. To achieve this, WIN works closely with Conservation Ontario.
The Watershed Interpreters’ Network recognizes the uniqueness and importance of Conservation Authority educators: We are watershed-based, we communicate conservation knowledge from our own leading resource management agencies (Conservation Authorities), and we work visibly and locally through education to make our watersheds healthier and safer.
Rekindle the Sparks is an annual workshop for Ontario’s Conservation Authority educators. Its goal is to make our hands-on, experiential, environmental education even better, thereby improving the health of watersheds and residents across our province.
Since 1994, Rekindle the Sparks workshops have provided opportunities for participants to share expertise, collaborate, and learn from leaders in the field. They are energizing and educational!
9 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.
Keynote Address: Building Relationships Nidaa-wiidookodaadimin (We Can Help Each Other) with speaker Richard Peters, Knowledge Keeper, Beausoliel First Nations and Dene
10:30 A.M. - 11:55 A.M.
Natural Curiosity - The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Environmental Inquiry with speakers Rosa Na, Program Manager, and Danielle Marcoux-Hunter, Program Coordinator, Natural Curiosity / The Laboratory School at Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study
12:30 P.M. - 12:50 P.M.
Outstanding Achievement Award Presentation
1 P.M. - 2:25 P.M.
2A: Water Management at a Conservation Authority - Past, Present, and Future with speaker Ben O'Reilly, Conservation Halton
2B: Sharing Session: How do you teach about wetlands? Climate Change? Habitat Loss?
2:30 P.M. - 3:55 P.M.
3A: Phosphorous in the Great Lakes - Good News with speaker Dr. Katie Stammler, Water Quality Scientist/Source Water Protection Project Manager, Essex Region Conservation
3B: Manual Control Methods for Phragmites australis with speaker Lynn Short, Humber College
4PM - 4:30 P.M.
WIN Award & Closing Ceremonies
Voting ends on Thursday, November 25th at 1 p.m.!
The winner will be announced during the Rekindle Workshop!
Cast your vote for this year's WIN Innovation Award!