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Know The Bow

Grade Level: Primary School, Middle School, and High School
Discipline: Science
Language: English
School Board: Calgary Board of Education and Foothills School Division
Website: Visit Know The Bow


This collaborative water study of the Bow River Watershed was conducted by students in six different schools across three school jurisdictions.

The Bow River starts at the Bow Glacier in Banff National Park. The Bow River Basin is a network of rivers, streams, icefields, wetlands and springs. It is home to more than one million Albertans and welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Valued for its beauty, and as a home for diverse fish, wildlife and plant communities, it is under immense pressure from a growing urban community and various land use impacts.