World Water Day 2019: #ptbostudents4water4all Contest

For full contest details see here: TRACKS Youth Program_GreenUP - 2019 World Water Day Contest Guide.pdf

To raise awareness for World Water Day 2019, TRACKS Youth Program and GreenUP are holding a contest for a free G'Chi-Nibi (Sacred Water) workshop!

For the month of March, you and your students can win a fully funded class trip to join TRACKS youth program for a water themed educational experience (busing included!)

Participation is easy – show us how your class is showing their gratitude for Nibi (water) by simply tweeting a photo or video

How do you show your gratitude for Nibi (water)?

Not sure how to share your gratitude? Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Take a walk outside to discuss the different forms of water
  • Draw/write how you’re grateful for water (i.e. use water drops and display them on the wall)
  • Say Miigwetch (thank you) to the water 4 times
  • Measure how much water your class uses in one day
  • Ban disposable water bottles at your school
  • Learn more about the critters that live in the water close to you
  • Write a short story about a body of water that means a lot to you
  • Show us how you’re grateful for the water in your own special way

With your tweets, mention @TracksCamp and @ptbogreenup using the hashtags #worldwaterdayptbo and #ptbostudents4water4all

Follow us on Twitter for examples of how to enter!

What is World Water Day? 

“Leaving no one behind” is the 2019 theme for World Water Day held on March 22nd. Many people around the world and in Canada, especially those in First Nation communities, do not have access to safe, clean drinking water. To find out more about World Water Day visit

Why show gratitude for Nibi (water)?

We all connect with water multiple times a day, but it is usually when we are without water that we appreciate it the most. Nibi (water) is the life blood of mother earth, needed to sustain not only us, but all life. By saying Miigwetch (thank you) to water you are helping to connect with and protect water for all.

This contest is brought to you by TRACKS Youth Program, GreenUP’s Wonder of Water (WOW) program, and the Peterborough Children’s Water Festival