If schools are interested in participating they MUST REGISTER THEIR SCHOOL –

Teacher Training

Training sessions provide teachers with a better understanding of the contest and the local watershed issues. The Program Coordinator is available for an in-person or group training. Call for a meeting today!

FREE – Classroom Presentations and Community Mentor
Teachers may request a classroom presentation to introduce the topic of watersheds, discuss local environmental concerns and explain the contest. If a watershed ambassador is available, a 60 minute presentation will be provided plus mentorship throughout the contest. Free watershed resources are also available. Contact your local Program Coordinator.

Teacher Time Commitment

  • This contest can be an after school activity or in-class project
    Student’s success directly relates to teachers assigning the contest and assisting students with their work. Giving students sufficient time to complete the contest assignment is more effective in producing quality projects.
  • Attend teacher training (optional)
  • Discuss and assign the contest
    • 30 minutes
  • Assist students with ideas
    • time commitment will vary depending on level of interest of students and teacher
  • Remind students about contest entry deadline
    • initially every other week – 10 minutes times six weeks
    • every week one month prior to deadline – 10 minutes times four weeks
  • Students may want to give a classroom presentation (optional)
    • 5 minute time limit per presentation
  • If your student is selected as a finalist, help prepare them for their verbal presentation
    • up to 2 hours
  • If your student is selected as a finalist, attend verbal competition and awards presentation
    • 4 hours

Lesson Plans

Wetland education plans for teachers and students provided by Ducks Unlimited Canada.

Curriculum Connections

The following are the education outcomes that the CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS fulfills in Saskatchewan.

You may also download a PDF that details how CARING FOR OUR WATERSHEDS meets objectives in Saskatchewan’s curriculum. Click here.

Below are some of the strongest links to curriculum.


Grade 8 Science

  • Core Unit: Adaptation and Succession
  • Optional Unit: Plant Growth
  • Core Unit: Energy Resources in Saskatchewan

Grade 10 Science

  • Life Science: Sustainability of Ecosystems

Social Studies 30

  • The Contemporary World – Topic A: Political and Economic Systems

Language Arts – All grade levels

  • Caring for our Watersheds is a proposal writing contest; therefore, teachers can assign and grade the written component based on Language Arts curriculum standards.