Growing Roots Chimnissing (Beausoleil First Nation)

Growing Roots is about water sacredness, water conservation and water science.

The "River of Life" exercise, where students parallel their life to a river in order to understand their roles at school, home and within their community.

The completed rivers looks like a bit of a mess, but it is actually everyone's life story!

Younger grades in the school using microscopes and our new image-projecting microscopes to examine natural specimens from their community.

The 4-5 class taking part in our "Pollution Solutions" workshop. They are project planning!

Growing Roots class taking part in our "Working Watersheds" workshop to learn about how pollution can affect watersheds.

Collecting water samples at the School Beach to test.
Doing a small beach clean up and later testing the water samples inclass.
Nbiish bezhig means Water First in Anishinaabemowin.

This copper pot was gifted by a Medaowin, and in it we kept water throughout the project discussion.

The students said a prayer as we released the water into Georgian Bay, where it could communicate our class' positive intentions with the natural environment.

The copper pot helps to "purify" the water.

Growing Roots was made possible in part by funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.