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Holy Family Students Participate in Spring Water Awareness Program Presented by St. Clair Region Conservation Authority

Students at Holy Family Catholic School in Wallaceburg recently learned about the dangers posed by streams, rivers and lakes, during a visit by the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority (SCRCA).

“We live in an area where bodies of water are plentiful,” says Myra Spiller, Conservation Education Technician with SCRCA.  “Our message is really about keeping children safe; and one of the best ways to do that is to stay away from the edge of the water.”

The SCRCA Spring Water Program teaches young people water safety through fun activities, skits and role playing.  Students also had the opportunity to plunge their hands into ice water.

“Hypothermia is a real danger,” says Ms. Spiller.  “Last year even in May the water temperature of Lake Huron was just seven degrees Celsius.  That’s very cold!”

The SCRCA program is scheduled to visit nine elementary schools this spring.  At Holy Family, there were presentations to four classes, including the K-1, 2-3, 3-4 and 4-5.