Education for Kids
Supporting kids to explore riparian areas can be a creative, hands-on, experiential learning opportunity.
Some Beneficial Management Practices for educating kids about Riparian Areas include:
Create opportunities for kids to ask questions and investigate riparian areas through hands-on experience
Understand the environmental issues within riparian areas
Facilitate ways for kids to take action and help improve riparian areas near their homes by joining a shoreline cleanup, planting project or shoreline restoration
Explain the seen and unseen systems at work within a riparian area (the human-environment interactions, the living and nonliving things in a riparian area and the functions and values of a riparian area)
Seek out environmental education programs from local organizations to attend with your students or kids.
Promote what you’ve learned: talk to a friend, neighbour, or share your experiences on social media using #ABWater