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This year the education team at Melbourne Water is celebrating National Water Week from the 19 -25 October. The theme is Reimagining our Water Future.

We are partnering with thirteen Victorian water corporations and the North Central CMA to provide you with a range of free events focused on water saving, water use and water management.

Managing the effects of climate change and population growth across the Melbourne sewerage system

Join us to discuss climate issues with a wastewater expert by exploring the sewerage system, using the Western Treatment Plant virtual tour.

How climate change and increasing population considerations influence the future of Melbourne’s sewerage system and the response to these environmental changes.

Audience: Upper primary school, secondary school, tertiary and general community

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Creating a frog-friendly habitat

Learn how to create a frog pond and frog friendly garden with James Frazer of Melbourne Water Frog Census.

This session will teach you all the basics of planning and building a pond, as well as an introduction to the breeding strategies of some common Victorian frog species.

Audience: Primary school, secondary school, general community

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Western Treatment Plant Augmented Reality Application

Step off into the wonderful world of the Western Treatment Plant with this clever augmented reality experience.
Bring your device and learn how to download the App. You will get a glimpse of the sewage treatment process at this world leading, environmentally friendly, treatment plant which treats 50% of Melbourne’s sewage.

Audience: Primary school, secondary school, general community

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Celebrate National Water Week with Melbourne Water’s Principal Advisor Aboriginal Engagement – Nova Peris OAM

Acknowledgement of Country and chat with Nova Peris OAM, Melbourne Water’s Principal Advisor Aboriginal Engagement.

Nova Peris was the first Indigenous woman elected to Federal Parliament and an Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

Have you got a question to ask Nova?  Email us ahead of time or ask during the session.

Perfect for: Primary, secondary aged students and general community.

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Enhancing our Dandenong Creek

Join us in this live Zoom webinar to find out how an area of Dandenong Creek was reimagined with community and stakeholders, while taking an innovative approach to sewerage management.

During this 2013-2018 project, Melbourne Water worked with
23 partner organisations to daylight 830 metres of the creek, enhance billabongs, build native fish habitats and improve public spaces.

Audience: All interested schools and community groups are welcome to attend.

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Tapstar Saves Water   – Theatre Show

Join Tapstar and Dripette as they learn about water – with songs and laughs along the way!

Eaton Gorge Theatre Company will be performing their popular show online for use in classrooms or remote learning.

The show promises to be a cartoon like, vibrant and energetic experience with plenty of humor and a touch of silliness.

Audiences will learn what happens if the wrong things are put down the sink, in the toilet or in the drains.  Show runs for 30 minutes with follow up activity ideas provided.

Audience: Kindergarten – Primary school

National Water Week Online Learning Festival

This year we are partnering with North Central CMA and water corporations across the state to bring you the National Water Week Online Learning Festival.

Our online learning festival program will bring together a fantastic collection of online events, printable resources and on demand videos to make National Water Week 2020 a week of fun and learning.

One highlight of the week is Book Week interview with award winning local author and illustrator Meg Humphrys.

Meg will be talking about her book, When Water Lost Her Way, which features the water cycle.  We are particularly interested to find out how Meg combined her interests in art and science to create a fictional story about a scientific process.

If you would like to receive the complete program then please contact the education team [email protected]