Students participating in a Waterwatch education activity Upper Murrumbidgee Waterwatch is available to provide field based education sessions with schools and youth groups. Throughout 2019 alone, Waterwatch provided more than 2,500 students across the ACT region with a greater understanding of our freshwater systems.

We have the personnel and equipment to provide hands-on, locally-based waterway education, including nets, trays, buckets, water quality kits, pamphlets and storybooks covering various freshwater topics.

Classes can range from fishing for water bugs with the junior kids, through to water quality and habitat assessment with older students, helping to make linkages between our behaviours and river health.

Classes are free, but limited. Book early to avoid missing out. Schools demonstrating alignment with broader curriculum objectives will be prioritised.

Contact the Regional Waterwatch Facilitator to find out how we can work with you to provide a great education experience for your students.

Email: waterwatch@act.gov.au
Phone: 02 6207 2246

Education materials

Due to the popularity of the Waterwatch education program, we have developed stand-alone curriculum aligned education materials to enable teachers to bring waterway education into their classrooms when a Waterwatch coordinator is unavailable.

Using these free materials, teachers can conduct exciting activities on platypus, river health check, water quality and water bugs!

Icon Water Education

Icon Water offers free guided tours, education sessions and online resources for you to learn about our water supply and the treatment process and to learn about Canberra's urban water cycle. Find out how to take care of our vital water supply catchment dams and sewerage network.

Along with onsite tours of some of our amazing water and sewerage assets, Icon can also come to you for education sessions.

Visit Icon's Water Education page to find out more.