Stellar Schools: Project Rivers

Note - Project Rivers has just started running. Keep an eye on this site as it flows. There is much more to come.

Project Rivers is a combined effort of the Stellar Schools Initative of STEM~Net and Cable Atlantic along with other partners such as the Friends and Lobbyists of the Waterford River and The Quidi Vidi/Rennies River Development Foundation. It brings together the resources of all these groups to provide the basis of classroom projects that will use the latest in communications technology to help classes appreciate and preserve our watersheds. It will hopefully expand to benefit many more classes and many more rivers across Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada.

Project Rivers will involve a variety of project structurs and a variety of grade levels within the overall structure. The common thread among all participating classes is the 'adoption' of a section of a waterway close to the school. Participating classes will then collect scientific data from their section of river to contribute to a database of information on watershed areas. In addition to this, each class will focus on other issies pertinent to their section of river such as environmental problems involving pollution, urbanization or re-routing of waterways. Other projects will include historical studies of watershed areas; art, literature and poetry inspired by the rivers; archeological finds near the rivers; and political and social aspects of the role of the river or body of water within a community.

  Exploring Beneath the Surf-ace

    Paper Presented at INET '96, Montreal, Canada, June 1996.

    PowerPoint Presentation, Presented at INET '96, Montreal, Canada, June 1996.

  Participating Schools

These are the schools are currently involved in Projects relating to Project Rivers. Links to the hompages for each of their projects will be added here as they become available.

    Bayside Public School, Belleville, ON
    Booth Memorial Regional High, St. John's, NF
    Brinton Memorial Elementary,St. John's, NF
    Eugene Vaters Collegiate, St. John's, NF
    Holy Heart of Mary Regional High School, St. John's, NF
    Holy Spirit High School, Manuels, NF
    Prince of Wales Collegiate, St. John's, NF

  Project Rivers Partners


    Cable Atlantic

    The Discovery Channel

    Friends and Lobbyists of the Waterford River

    The Quidi Vidi Rennies River Development Foundation

  Other Similar Initiatives Worldwide


Don River Regeneration, Toronto

Grand River Water Quality Monitoring Program, Waterloo

Hillsdale-Lenawee-Monroe Water Quality Studies, Michigan

GREEN - Global Rivers Environmental Education Network

A Virtual Tour of the Rouge River, Michigan

ECONET - Resources on Water, Seas, Oceans and Rivers

For more information on Project Rivers, please email

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