Public Awareness and Education

The JCSC offers free, bilingual, hands-on educational learning opportunities to engage youth of all ages in the continued restoration of the Junction Creek watershed.  These programs focus on: the history of Sudbury and the creek, flora and fauna of the watershed and monitoring techniques used by biologists worldwide.

3-D Junction Creek Watershed Model

Our NEW 3-D watershed model was designed and printed at Laurentian University - Université Laurentienne Fielding Innovation and Commercialization Centre using geospatial elevation data of Junction Creek, courtesy of Conservation Sudbury. This program is part of the educational and outreach portion of our 'Reducing Plastic Waste in an Urban Waterway' project that is supported by the EcoAction Community Funding Program. Interested in a presentation? Email us at [email protected]

Bug Search Program

The bug search program is a hands on, interactive program for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12; it can be completed either inside or outside. Students will learn about water quality monitoring, and work towards assessing the water quality of Junction Creek through sorting and observing live bugs. 

Bug Search Educational Video

Frog and Turtle Program

The frog and turtle program is for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and consists of a slideshow presentation and interactive activities. Students will learn about the different species of frogs and turtles found in the Junction Creek Watershed and how to identify them.

Polluted Waters Program

Polluted Waters is a series of interactive educational programs that raise awareness about pollutants and plastic waste in our urban waterways while encouraging creek friendly practices. Ideal for Grades 3-12, the students will learn about sources and impacts of plastic waste in our cities and ways to promote a clean and healthy environment.

Polluted Waters Educational Video

Waste Wise Classroom Challenge

The Waste Wise Classroom Challenge is a four week long challenge encouraging students to reduce their dependency on plastic and come up with unique alternatives to disposable products. The challenge consists of tallying waste, discussing reusable alternatives and setting weekly waste reduction goals. Through this challenge the students will implement critical thinking, creativity, math and team work skills while gaining a better understanding of our impact on local waterways. Ideal for grades 3 to 8.