Port Stanley - On Thursday, October 19th, more than 125 high school students from
the Thames Valley District School Board will be attending the Lake Erie Student
Conference in Port Stanley. The goal of the conference is to help the students build
a stronger connection to the Great Lakes, especially to Lake Erie.
"We have a variety of speakers, presentations and activities to teach students about
Lake Erie's importance to our area and about issues facing the lake," explained
Betsy McClure, Stewardship Program Supervisor at the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
and one of the conference organizers.
"The students will learn about Lake Erie's phosphorus issues, find out about invasive
species that are affecting the lake ecosystem, and see some of the birds of prey
that depend on Lake Erie for their food," said McClure. "We hope the students will
come away with a better understanding of the importance of a healthy Lake Erie to
their communities, and think about how their actions can help protect the lake."
The conference is being presented with support from the provincial government, the
Thames Valley District School Board and the Kettle Creek and Upper Thames River
Lake Erie Student Conference – Thursday, October 19, 2017
Schools Participating: Central Elgin CI (St. Thomas), East Elgin SS (Aylmer), B.
Davison SS (London), Sir Frederick Banting SS (London)
9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks at Port Stanley Arena (332 Carlow Road, Port Stanley)
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Presentations
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Interactive Activities at the Beach