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

Registrations for the River Detectives program 2017 are now closed. Successful applicants have been notified. If you are interested in applying for the 2018 program details will be provided later in the year.

For further enquiries please contact our education team by emailing education@melbournewater.com.au.

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

Participating catchment management authorities include:

2017 River Detectives program 

The 2017 River Detectives program successful pilot schools and education groups supported by Melbourne Water are:

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

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