Teacher resources

Our educational resources make it easy to teach students about Melbourne’s water resources and the water cycle.

  • Melbourne's Water Story — has most of our resources for primary and secondary students
  • Interactive 'urban water cycle' map
  • Wetland video series
  • Frog Census

Melbourne’s Water Story

Melbourne’s Water Story includes activities, lesson plans, suggested excursions and links to further educational material for the following year levels:

Interactive ‘urban cycle water’ map  

Ideal for: years 5 to 8

Melbourne Water’s Water Warriors explain the ‘urban water cycle’ — the movement of water and people.

Wetland video series

Ideal for: years 5 to 8

This series of videos looks at what goes on in Melbourne’s key wetland areas.

Learn how wetlands support a variety of wildlife - including birds, reptiles, frogs, fish and bugs - which are all part of a complex food web.

Animals of the wetland - transcript

 

Discover the importance of the Edithvale-Seaford wetlands to 190 bird species, including migratory birds that travel 12,000kms from Siberia.

Birds of the wetland - transcript

 

 

The Friends of Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands have been pivotal in protecting and improving the wetlands, which have gained international recognition for their significance.

Friends of the wetlands - transcript

 

Follow the history of the Edithvale-Seaford wetlands, from their origins as Carrum Carrum Swamp - territory of the indigenous Bunwurrung language group to the time of early settlement.

History of the wetland - transcript

 

Learn why plants are important to a wetland, and how some were used by indigenous people for food, fibre and medicine. The Edithvale-Seaford wetlands has 87 plant species with records of Aboriginal use.

Plants of the wetland - transcript

Factsheets

Last updated:
6 May 2019