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The Tawatinaw Watershed Conservancy is a Canadian Not-for-Profit corporation (foundation) dedicated to educating primary and middle school students about the vital role played by Canada’s Boreal Forest.

Many people are unaware just how big a role the Boreal Forest plays in the capture (sequestration) of atmospheric carbon. The Boreal Forest also plays a very big role in giving a wide variety of animals and plants a home to live in.  Preserving the biodiversity of plants, insects, fish and wildlife is one of the roles quietly played by the Boreal Forest 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

Located near Perryvale, Alberta, the Tawatinaw Watershed Conservancy is at the southern edge of Canada’s Boreal Forest.  The Conservancy produces and publishes educational and distance-learning materials for primary and middle school educators. The Conservancy also promotes research by post-secondary educational institutions.

The Conservancy benefits members of the public at large through its education projects, by promoting Boreal Forest research by post-secondary education institutions. Among the goals of the Tawatinaw Watershed Conservancy is to construct an Interpretive Centre where educators, students and members of the public will be able to attend and learn about the Boreal Forest first-hand.

As a Not-for-Profit corporation, we rely on revenue from annual memberships to meet our expenses.  Members have access to Members-Only parts of the site, including Lesson Plans to teach students about the boreal forest and why it is so important. Please consider becoming a member and help support our efforts and to teach kids everywhere about the importance of the Boreal Forest!

We love our members and visitors and welcome your feedback and suggestions.

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