Air and Water in the City

Air and Water in the City

Explore the journey that happens when water meets the different surfaces of our community (penetrates, flows, evaporates, etc.). Compare and contrast interactions with urban and natural materials.

What happens to water when it hits the ground as precipitation? This question is the primary guiding inquiry for this program which takes place at your school, in your school yard, and/or in a nearby green space.  Water can interact by penetrating (permeates and infiltrates), flowing (along or under surfaces), or evaporating (to the atmosphere) - sometimes all three. Students will spend the day outdoors exploring what happens when water meets the different human-made and natural surfaces in the community, as well as participating in a variety of activities - simulations, games, field work - to compare and contrast water’s interaction with urban and natural materials. By the end of the day, students will begin to understand how humans affect (interrupt, change, impact) the journey of water in our community.

Curriculum Connections


  • Science - 1) Air and Water in the Environment; 2) Properties of Liquids and Solids

  • Social Studies - People and Environments: The Local Community 


Character Development 

  • program emphasizes respect, responsibility, teamwork, perseverance, and co-operation

Location: Local School Area

Fee: Please find information on the price structure here.

User fees help ensure the continuation of these learning experiences through partial cost recovery; fee schedule reflect rates subsidized by the Toronto District School Board.