Team WaterSmart

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s Team WaterSmart, in partnership with many great local organizations and municipalities, is excited to host a variety of activities and events to celebrate both World Water Day and Earth Day. Water to Earth Month 2018 will have something for everyone with workshops, stream walks, river rafting, swimming events, educational tours, streamkeepers courses, and movie nights.

Welcome to the Team WaterSmart Get Involved RDN page!

Check out all of the great upcoming initiatives being offered throughout the Regional District of Nanaimo. We will keep our community calendar up-to-date with where to find Team WaterSmart - whether it's fun community events, educational workshops, or adventurous outdoor activities.

Water conservation and environmental protection are values shared by all of us so come get involved and help to appreciate our water...because every drop counts!

ON NOW: Celebrate Water to Earth Month with us by participating in the virtual activities and workshops found here on our GetInvolved page. **Scroll down to learn more!**

Welcome to the Team WaterSmart Get Involved RDN page!

Check out all of the great upcoming initiatives being offered throughout the Regional District of Nanaimo. We will keep our community calendar up-to-date with where to find Team WaterSmart - whether it's fun community events, educational workshops, or adventurous outdoor activities.

Water conservation and environmental protection are values shared by all of us so come get involved and help to appreciate our water...because every drop counts!

ON NOW: Celebrate Water to Earth Month with us by participating in the virtual activities and workshops found here on our GetInvolved page. **Scroll down to learn more!**

  • Water to Earth Month 2020 is going VIRTUAL!

    10 days ago


    Introducing the Water to Earth Month Virtual Activity Passport!

    Join us in celebrating our Earth and water in the 4th annual Water to Earth Month event series - now being hosted virtually!

    Water to Earth Month celebrates World Water Day (March 22nd) and Earth Day (April 22nd) with a series events and activities.

    In response to COVID-19, we encourage you to stay connected, learn something new, get active, and explore the outdoors with a series of VIRTUAL activities, games, and online workshops!

    How it works:

    First: Download the Water to Earth Month Virtual Activity Passport and see information on all...


    Introducing the Water to Earth Month Virtual Activity Passport!

    Join us in celebrating our Earth and water in the 4th annual Water to Earth Month event series - now being hosted virtually!

    Water to Earth Month celebrates World Water Day (March 22nd) and Earth Day (April 22nd) with a series events and activities.

    In response to COVID-19, we encourage you to stay connected, learn something new, get active, and explore the outdoors with a series of VIRTUAL activities, games, and online workshops!

    How it works:

    First: Download the Water to Earth Month Virtual Activity Passport and see information on all the activities below, and in our Key Dates section of this web page.
    Next: Complete a minimum of one (1) activity per category!
    Finally: At the end of Water to Earth Month (April 26th, 2020) and once you have completed the activities, submit your W2E Checklist using this survey for your chance to win one of our amazing WATER SMART Prize Packs.

    Prizes:
    • Rain Barrel Prize Pack

    • WaterSmart Garden Prize Pack

    • Watershed Friendly Prize Pack

    • Water Symposium Prize Pack


    ACTIVITIES

    CATEGORY 1: LIVE Online Activities

    These are activities that will be scheduled and LIVE streamed. Check out Community Calendar for key dates and times of the following activities!

    1. *Rainwater Harvesting Workshop with Jamie Wallace. To register, visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WCZ76jGZR9GpEWjHEVre5Q

    2. *WaterWise Gardening Workshop with Connie Kuramoto. To register, visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2cpVPjFWTRq9LI6PS40Sgw

    3. *Efficient Irrigation Workshop with Kevin Luterbach. To register, visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iwatLAXeSW6VuZDS5K4jsQ

    4. Watershed Model Demonstration - COMING SOON! (All Ages!)

    5. **W2E Trivia (Ages 10+)

    * Participate in all 3 workshops and receive an extra entry into the draw!

    **Trivia will be done in 3 separate themed rounds. Prizes will be awarded each week!


    CATEGORY 2: Outdoor Activities

    These are self-guided activities that get you out in and enjoying nature.

    Please remember to practice social distancing measures by maintaining a 2-meter distance from others and only go out with people from your immediate household.


    CATEGORY 3: At-Home Learning Activities

    These are self-guided activities that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home!

    1. W2E Crossword Puzzle – Watershed Words (Online) (All Ages!)

    **Printable version available here

    2. W2E Word Search - RDN Rivers, Creeks and Streams (Online) (All Ages!)

    **Printable version available here

    3. Have a Water Stewardship Movie Marathon (All Ages!)

    4. Go for a Virtual Walk in a National Park! (All Ages!)

    5. Check out our Stewards in the Spotlight Series!


    Remember to stay safe and have fun!

    We encourage residents to spend some time in nature and by the water, it's good for your health! As always, please follow the advice from the BC Provincial Health Officer and only go out with people from your household and maintain a minimum distance of 2 metres from friends and strangers.

    Keep an eye on our Community Calendar to GetInvolved in upcoming virtual events and activities!