Canada’s waterways are the lifeblood of the nation, providing invaluable ecosystem services and fuelling its economy. Learn who holds responsibility for the protection of Canada’s water, what issues are impacting the country’s fresh water resources and why Canadians must act now to balance the needs of nature with the needs of a nation.

Featured lesson plan: Changing Oceans: Future challenges in the Newfoundland Fisheries

Students are asked to examine a variety of websites to gain insight into how climatic changes are influencing the fisheries of Newfoundland and Labrador. A comparison of the present day cod fishery to the fishery prior to the cod moratorium will be discussed. Students will produce a map showing the major ocean currents and characteristics.