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The following instructions only apply for in person festivals. The 2023 Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival will be offered in person and online.  

Planning plays an important part in the success of your Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival visit at Guelph Lake Conservation Area. 
The following check list is designed to help prepare you for visit:

Resources to Download; Site Map (will be sent to your email prior to your visit), Visit Scheduler, Activity Centre List,
 Attendance  Sheet

          __  REVIEW the Health and Safety Protocol Will be sent to your email prior to your visit.

__ Attend one of the Orientation / Planning sessions 

__ Using your class list, divide students into small groups (5 or 6 students / 1 adult)

__ Assign one adult supervisor per group (All supervisors are admitted free of charge. Please use name tags provided for all supervisors (parents and teachers).

__ Advise all group supervisors that they are responsible for the behavior of their group during the visit, and the students must be   accompanied by an adult at all times. Please ask supervisors to keep children out of the Schneider Creek.

__  All parent volunteers to arrive with the bus. NO CAR PARKING ON-SITE. Note: Please contact WWCGF coordinator for any special needs concerns, or to arrange for a Parking Pass.

__ Distribute copies of the Visit Scheduler, Activity Centre List and the Site Map to all group leaders ( teachers and parent volunteers)
Or download the NEW WWCGF App

__ Familiarize yourself with the site map and plan ahead by selecting activities and exhibits which best suit your groups’ interest. A Visit Scheduler and an Attendance form has been provided for your convenience.

__ Start each group from a different location and move in rotation to avoid congestion. Each activity Centre has been described for planning and organization. Note there are two entrances to the site.

__ Please note that there will not be a predetermined lunch period. Each group is responsible for organizing their own lunch time at the designated lunch areas. Have students pack litter-free lunches which they will carry with them. You will not be able to purchase food on site.

__ By planning ahead and preparing all supervisors for your visit, everyone can take an active role in this valuable learning experience.

__ School will be invoiced at the time of registration- no payment on day of visit. ($12 per student all adult supervisors free)


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