In this workshop, students will engage their heads, hands and hearts as they learn about the four types of water based on a small part of the Anishinaabe Creation Story. They will discuss and learn more about the reciprocal relationship that all people have towards G’Chi-Nibi as we discuss water conservation, protection, distribution and accessibility as well as brainstorm ways to strengthen our personal relationship with water. They will be introduced to some of the everyday uses of water, such as industrial, ecotourism, agricultural and sacred ceremony. Throughout this workshop we encourage students to get their hands wet to explore the physical properties of water!
The G'Chi-Nibi workshop can be done anywhere that we have access to water, be it running from a tap or running down the Otonabee River here on Trent's campus.