Tour and Presentations

Tours and presentations are provided for schools or community groups within our partner municipalities (Petawawa, Pembroke, Laurentian Valley, North Algona Wilberforce) or municipalities from whom we receive recycling for processing (Madawaska Valley, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan).   Tours and Presentations are free of charge (groups/schools are responsible for transportation to OVWRC, with some exceptions).  The Centre also has Bulletin Board Resources available for loan.

For more information or to book your tour or presentation contact:
Elizabeth Graham, Communications Officer
E-mail: egraham@ovwrc.com
Phone: 613-735-7537 ext.216

School Presentations & Tours

Our Communications Staff are available to come to your school and give presentations on waste reduction, recycling and composting.  Presentations are geared to fit specific curriculum expectations related to waste and recycling that you may be covering in your class.  Tours and presentations are provided for schools or community groups within our partner municipalities (Petawawa, Pembroke, Laurentian Valley, North Algona Wilberforce) or municipalities from whom we receive recycling for processing (Madawaska Valley, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan).

You can also come and tour the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre, an integrated waste management facility and learn more about recycling and composting.  Our Education Staff are available to conduct class tours of the facility.   Schools are responsible to provide transportation to OVWRC with the exception of Grades 3-6 and Grade 11 Environmental Science, transportation costs are covered for classes within those grades, within our partner Municipalities.

Here are the Presentation/Tour Topics and Curriculum Links:

Grade Topic Curriculum Covered
JK/SK Princess & Water Fairy Skit OR Why Should I Recycle Stories (Alternating topics yearly to deal with the JK/SK splits) Science & Technology (identify ways you can care for and show respect for the environment)
1 Personal actions that help maintain a healthy environment (3R’s) Understanding Life Systems: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
2 Leaching Landfill Understanding Earth & Space Systems: Air & Water
3 Examine Composting Process Understanding Earth & Space System: Soil in the Environment
4 Examine the effects of human activities on habitats & communities, focus on Landfill Understanding Life Systems: Habitat & Communities
5 Energy & Resource Conservation Understanding Earth & Space Systems: Conservation of Energy & Resources
6 Biodiversity & ways to conserve biodiversity Understanding Life Systems: Biodiversity
7 Greenhouse gases & OVWRC’s Landfill Gas Collection System Understanding Earth & Space Systems: Heat & Environment
8 Impact of human activities on water systems and OVWRC leachate Treatment System Understanding Earth & Space Systems: Water Systems
9 Ecological Footprint Geography of Canada (Human Environmental Interactions) OR Science: Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems
10 Landfill Gas/Climate Change Earth & Space Science: Climate Change
11 – Computer Science Electronic Waste/Stewardship Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
11 – Environmental Science Overall Waste Management System – Local/Global Reducing & Managing Waste
12 Reducing & Managing Waste Science

Community Group Tours & Presentations

Our Communications Staff are available to come to your location and give presentations on waste reduction,recycling and composting.   Presentation formats can be accommodated to suit the needs of your group and gives the opportunity for residents to learn more about what happens at the Waste Recovery Centre.  Tours of the Centre can also be arranged.  Ideal for Scouts, Girl Guides, Brownies, Cubs, Church Groups, Condo Associations.   Tours and presentations are provided for schools or community groups within our partner municipalities (Petawawa, Pembroke, Laurentian Valley, North Algona Wilberforce) or municipalities from whom we receive recycling for processing (Madawaska Valley, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan).

Bulletin Board Resources

We have 4 environmentally themed bulletin board resources that you can borrow for your classroom or school. Simply fill out the reservation form with the dates and which bulletin board you want to borrow.

Our Bulletin Boards Themes are:

  1. Love Our Planet
  2. Take Care of Our Earth
  3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  4. Composting