River Detectives

The River Detectives sustainability program supports educators to explore their local rivers and creeks with students.

The program inspires schools and youth groups to understand, appreciate and care for their local waterways, through a variety of engaging, practical, multi-age and cross-curricular activities.


Registration for the 2017 River Detectives program has closed, and successful applicants have been notified. If you are interested in applying for the 2018 program, please check back for details later in the year.

Schools that register for the River Detectives program will have access to:

  • an interactive website
  • updated data for exploration
  • ‘how to’ guides
  • resources and activities linked to the Victorian Curriculum, including geography, mathematics, science and sustainability

For further enquiries please contact our education team: email [email protected].

2017 River Detectives program

The schools and education groups who were selected for the 2017 pilot program, supported by Melbourne Water, are:

  • Australian International Academy
  • Carranballac College
  • Collingwood College
  • Environmental Education For Kids
  • Footscray City College
  • Hume City Council
  • Mount Evelyn Primary School
  • Mount Lilydale Mercy College
  • Overnewton Anglican Community College
  • St Bede’s College
  • St Louis Aspendale
  • St Peter Chanel Primary School
  • Woodleigh School

The River Detectives Program is an initiative funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Participating catchment management authorities include:

Last updated:
16 October 2017