Click on the Number's to the left to find out more about the trip! scroll THE RIVERWATCH ADVENTURE There is a lot to do during a RiverWatch day! Not only do students learn rafting and then paddle as much as 10 km, there is science to do along the way. RiverWatch programs are built around data comparisons between two separate shoreline test sites well separated by a lunch stop. Any other activities such as a forest transect, interpretive activities or wastewater treatment tours are dependent on available time. Start &Bus Drop-Off Groups and buses arrive at Dawson Park to begin their river adventure at Rowland Road and north on 89 St. Buried Treasure A slow float past a 1900’s city dump below Jasper Avenue reveals a time capsule of history eroding out of the river bank. First Test Site An upstream island stop in sight of Wayne Gretzky Drive Bridge provides control data for water quality analysis. Lunch A stop at 50 St. and 109 Ave Capilano Park and 50 St. Pedway is our picnic shelter lunch and walking tour of the EPCOR Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant. Geologic Time We cruise past exposed geological layers of coal and sandstone millions of years old buried below Ada Boulevard. Second Test Site A downstream gravel bar stop at the mouth of Gold Bar Creek and Ainsworth Dyer Pedway provides the experimental data for water quality analysis and a walking exploration of the creek valley. Finish & Bus Pick-Up The 8 km river tour ends in east Edmonton at Strathcona Science Park and Sunridge Skill Hill.