Education. A group of Jean-Jacques Bertrand Secondary School students have taken part in educational workshops in recent months allowing them to learn more about hydrology.
A total of 233 students, from École Jean-Jacques Bertrand, but also from secondary schools in Haute-Ville, Wilfried Léger, Paul-Germain-Estegui and Collège Mont-Sacré-Coeur, as well as primary schools in the cities of Chanteniol, Saint-Vincent Ferrer and Saint-Famille participated in the Start-up Programme. I Adopt a Stream” and “Clim’Action”.
They visited a stream, the Yamaska River itself or one of its tributaries, to describe the site, conduct analyzes and take samples.
A facilitator from the Yamaska Watershed Organization then went to the class to explain the results of the analyzes and sampling to the students.
“I didn’t know there was oxygen in water! commented Antonin, a fifth grader at St. Famille School in Granby.
The program was funded by the National River Monitoring and Adaptation for the Future Program, the cities of Granby and Bromont and then the Bromont Lake Basin Conservation Action Organization.
“We would like to thank the Water Education and Environmental Monitoring Group, as well as local donors: without this contribution, these educational activities for ten groups of students would not have been possible,” said Head of Educational Activities at OBV Yamaska, Caroline Côté. -LaRose.