Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association: Day on the Creek

By: Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association

The Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association (WBRA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting resilient landscapes and communities within the Waterton Biosphere Region (WBR).

One of WBRA’s initiatives is Day on the Creek, an annual event launched in 2017, offering a unique outdoor learning experience for hundreds of students from rural areas, including those from the local Piikani Nation. This event serves as a bridge between classroom education and real-world experiences, providing hands-on activities across environmental sustainability, cultural diversity, and conscientious land use. Experts from various fields lead interactive sessions, enhancing students’ understanding and enthusiasm for further study.

Through Day on the Creek and other initiatives, WBRA equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to steward the land sustainably. By instilling respect for the environment and fostering environmental literacy, WBRA positively influences the attitudes and behaviours of future generations toward protecting the natural world.