A frozen water way with a red sign, leaning, that says thin ice.

Tragically, every year children drown in Ontario's waterways. Quinte Conservation developed the Spring Water Awareness Program. The goal of this program is to teach children of the dangers linked to spring water runoff.

QC is the lead flood-warning agency and has a related interest in public safety. As such, we created this curriculum-based teacher resource kit for use in area schools. The Spring Water Awareness Program helps teachers promote safety and create awareness.

Let's teach our children of the dangers that exist at this time of year and, through education, prevent a tragedy.

 Teacher Resources
 Teacher's Guide and Notes (pdf)
 Social Media  

Ideas for using social media for Spring Water Awareness & Safety:

Sample captions:

  • Follow @QuinteConservation for helpful tips and resources on how to stay safe around spring water runoff.
  • Be aware of the dangers of melting snow and ice. Talk to your loved ones. #QuinteConservation #SpringWaterSafety

Downloadable Graphics

Post - Spring Water Awareness & Safety

Post - Spring Water Awareness & Safety: Be Smart. Stay Safe

Story - Spring Water Awareness & Safety 

Story - Spring Water Awareness & Safety: Be Smart. Stay Safe 

Additional Resources

 Public Safety Around Dams (Government website)

Thin and unstable ice over a partially frozen river.