Since 2009 the Town of Stratford has run a week-long interactive educational program for Grade 5 students in Stratford focused on learning about water conservation. The program is divided into two components: protecting watersheds and freshwater, and water conservation in the home. Each Grade 5 class spends an entire day at “Water School” taking part in hands-on interactive and experiential learning.
In 2019 the Town of Stratford extended its successful “Water School” program to include schools in Charlottetown. The program was held at the Prince of Wales Campus, with the support of the City of Charlottetown and Holland College. Students in Grade 5 from Charlottetown and the Stratford area got to attend and learn about water conservation. In all, 18 classes of Grade 5 students took part. Free evening sessions were also held to allow the public to take part in the exciting activities for a hands-on learning experience on water conservation and watershed protection.
In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic forced the program (usually held in May) to be cancelled, but 2021 may bring the return of “Water School”.