River detectives

In 2017 we are launching River Detectives, a program to support educators in exploring local waterways with students. River Detectives is a sustainability program which inspires schools and youth groups to understand, appreciate and care for their local waterway through a variety of engaging, practical, multi-age cross-curricular activities.

About the program

Registration for the River Detectives program will provide you with:

  • entry to an interactive website
  • updated data for exploration
  • access to ‘How to’ guides
  • resources and activities linked to the Victorian Curriculum (Geography, Mathematics, Science, Sustainability and more)

To support the launch, we are offering a number of schools the chance for additional support in 2017, including:

  • a water monitoring kit for your group (on loan from March to November)
  • two professional development sessions to help you run the activities in the classroom.

Professional development sessions

  • Workshop 1 (March) – Introduction to water science and recording your data
  • Workshop 2 (September) – Discovering the world of water bugs

Register for River Detectives

To be involved in 2017, please complete and return the application form no later than Friday 10 February 2017.

For enquiries, please email education@melbournewater.com.au.

River Detectives is an initiative funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Participating catchment management authorities include:

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