DUO OUTINGS FOR SCHOOLS

Canal It Up launches DUO outings for schools, which combine trash fishing by kayak and the visit of either the Sewer Museum, the wastewater treatment plant North, the incinerator or the sorting plant. This programme aims at raising the students’ awareness regarding the topics of the quality of waterways in urban areas, of litter and of the waste management in general.

These DUO outings are intended for students in the 5th and 6th grade of secondary school. Depending on the option chosen, the activity will last five to six hours. The first part of the day – the trash fishing by kayak on Brussels canal – will last for two and a half hours for a group of 20 participants. The students are welcomed by one of our guides, they help prepare the material, get a short presentation on the association and its mission, get into the kayaks to fish out the trash for about 45 minutes, sort the trash and put the material back in the end. Important to note: for safety reasons, the students should always be accompanied by a teacher on the water. The second part of the day consists in a guided tour of the incinerator (2h), the wastewater treatment plant (1h30), the sorting plant (2h) or the Sewers Museum (1h).

To organise a DUO outing, think about possible dates, check with us via email info@canalitup.org to see if it suits us, and then plan your visit with the institution you want to visit after your kayak trip. 

In the table below, you find the practical information for the different activities. 

Activity
Age / Group size
Cost
Opening hours
Address
Duration
Transport from Quai des Péniches 10
Canal It Up
5-6th grade secundary / Max 20p.
Free
Flexible
Quai des Péniches 10
1h30 - 2h30
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Sewers Museum
5-6th grade secundary / Max 25p.
50 euros
Tue-Sat -- 10h-17h
Porte d’Anderlecht
1h
15 min - Tram 51
Wastewater tr. plant
5-6th grade secundary / Max 20p.
Free
Tue/Thu -- 10h30/13h30
Avenue de Vilvorde 450
1h30
30 min - Bus 58
Sorting plant
5-6th grade secundary / Max 25p.
Free
Flexible
Brits Tweedelegerlaan 647
2h
45 min - Tram 51/Bus 50
Incinerator
5-6th grade secundary / Max 30p.
Free
Flexible
Quai Léon Monnoyer 8
2h
30 min - Bus 58

DUO OUTING
WITH THE SEWERS MUSEUM

The Sewer Museum invites you on an unusual trip into a very hidden side of Brussels but which is absolutely vital for the running of the city. An active museum with the River Senne playing the leading role. A museum that tells the story of when, why and how the sewers were built, describes the sewer workers job in this underground world and explains the city’s water cycle.

Info & reservation: https://sewermuseum.brussels/

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DUO OUTING
WITH THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

The site is transparent and entirely open to the public. A guided tour of the plant, organised on request, is offered to discover the challenges posed by water and the water treatment process. The protection of water resources, the fight against the pollution of waterways  and of underground water-bearing beds is the first priority of the site. Thanks to a clear and simple explanation of the process, visitors can gain an insight into all technical operations and follow the path taken by the water.

Info & reservation: https://www.aquiris.be/en/general-information

DUO OUTING
WITH THE INCINERATOR

Bruxelles-Energie plays an essential role in waste management. Taking a tour of Bruxelles-Energie is answering the following questions :

– In which context does Bruxelles-Energie intervene ?

– Why does Bruxelles-Energie wholeheartedly support waste prevention, reuse and recycling .

– Which processes and technologies does Bruxelles-Energie utilise to recover residual waste ?

– How does Bruxelles-Energie protect the environment ?

So many questions and many more which will be answered during the exciting tour of our plant. The tour is free and lasts about two hours. It consists of a screen presentation, a guided tour of the plant and a debrief with Q&A.

Info & reservation: https://www.bru-energie.be/EN/visits.php 

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DUO OUTING
WITH THE SORTING PLANT

Recyclis plays an essential role in waste management. Taking a tour of Recyclis is answering the following questions :

– In which context does Recyclis intervene ?

– Why does Recyclis wholeheartedly support waste prevention, reuse and recycling ?

– Which processes and technologies does Recyclis utilise to sort PMC and paper-cardboard ?

– How does Recyclis protect the environment ?

So many questions and many more which will be answered during the exciting tour of our plant. The tour is free and lasts about two hours. It consists of a screen presentation, a guided tour in the didactic room and a debrief with Q&A.

Info & reservation: https://www.recyclis.be/EN/visits.php