October 4, 2019 – Water is fundamentally important to life on earth. Today’s youth are especially aware of this fact. On September 28, 15-year-old Autumn Peltier addressed the United Nations at its 2019 Global Landscapes Forum.
Aspiring ecologists gathered at Fort Whyte Alive on October 2 for Freshwater Ecology Day. There they had the opportunity to learn from water quality experts, including those at the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS). Environmentally-minded Manitoba students visited learning stations about water sampling, water chemistry, shoreline erosion, aquatic invasive species, invertebrates, and their interactions within the Hudson Bay watershed.