Bow River Watershed Inquiry

Taking Action on Water Quality

Janelle Phillips, Mitford School, Grade 8 Science

In this project, the grade 8 Science students explored their local watershed and inquired about their responsibility to the downstream users of the Bow River. The students became scientists and experts by using indicators to examine the quality of different water sources along the Bow River. Through the investigation of various stakeholders, the students weighed the pros and cons of various practices and their impacts on the watershed. To culminate the project, the students developed action plans to help ensure a high level water quality for future generations.

Project Overview - what our learning looked like - Download the PDF.


Bow River Watershed Inquiry - Grade 8 - Produced by Janelle Phillips, Rocky View Schools
Bow River Watershed Reflections - Produced by Rocky View Schools