Water Education

Water Education Resources

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Hamilton Water provides the resources needed to learn about our most valuable natural resource.  Parents and teachers can find lesson plans and educational videos featuring fun activities such as colouring pages, word searches and experiments!

Due to COVID-19, many Hamilton Water education programs are unavailable at this time. Several programs and resources are still available are still available and can be found below.

The Hamilton Children’s Water Festival will take place virtually near the end of May 2021. Educators will be able to sign up to receive a water education package based on the activities usually available at the in-person festival. There will be 10-15 activities provided by many of our community partners such as Green Venture, the Royal Botanical Gardens, the City of Hamilton, McMaster University and many more! Please check the Water Festival webpage frequently for the most up to date information 

World Toilet Day is a day created by the United Nations General Assembly to bring worldwide sanitation issues to light. Held on November 19th each year, this day focuses on raising awareness and inspiring action to help tackle the issue that 2.4 billion people worldwide face who lack access to basic sanitation facilities such as toilets and latrines. In 2021, classes will be able to register to take part online or in-person depending on Public Health guidelines in the future. For more information email [email protected] 

Micro Lessons

  1. Where Does My Tap Water Come From? (PDF, 799 KB)
  2. Water Conservation (PDF, 1.7 MB)
  3. Pollution Prevention (PDF, 995 KB)
  4. Wastewater Treatment (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Colouring Pages

  1. Water Saver (PDF, 933 KB)
  2. Where Does Wastewater Go? (PDF, 1 MB)
  3. Pants and Wildlife (PDF, 957 KB)
  4. Drip the Water Drop (PDF, 789 KB)
  5. Body Water (PDF, 627 KB)
  6. Lake Ontario (PDF, 973 KB)
  7. Wastewater Treatment (PDF, 1.5 MB)


  1. Trip of a Drip (PDF, 832 KB)
  2. I Love Water (PDF, 1 MB)
  3. Own Your Throne! (PDF, 2.4 MB)
  4. Water Tracker (PDF, 1.1 MB)
  5. What’s in Wastewater (PDF, 70 KB)

Word Search

  1. Water is Life (PDF, 1 MB)
  2. Water Uses (PDF, 1 MB)
  3. Water Places (PDF, 1 MB)


Watch the video and follow along using the Wastewater Treatment Video Questions (PDF, 618 KB)