Would you like to understand more about the health of your local waterway?
Learning by doing is often the best way. The Waterwatch program offers plenty of ways that your group or school can get involved in monitoring the health of your environment and take part in managing some of the problems.
The Waterwatch program offers community groups and schools:
- A comprehensive water quality monitoring system to suit your group's needs and interests.
- Use of an on-line water quality database for entering test results, and viewing other water quality information.
- The opportunity to be part of a national network of community water quality monitoring groups.
- A group space on the regional notebook of the Waterwatch web site.
- Many links to curriculum requirements for schools
- A way to have fun with friends, family and others!
The benefits of monitoring include:
- Finding out how good or bad the health of your waterway is.
- Understanding what the problems are and what needs to be done.
- Measuring change in the health of your waterway over time.
- Showing the benefits of your actions such as tree planting, pollution reduction.
- Gathering information to show others the problems that are occurring
- Encouraging greater community awareness of environmental problems.
The Waterwatch program can tailor a package of equipment and methods that suits your site and issue of interest, and your preferred frequency and type of testing.
Waterwatch is a national water quality monitoring and catchment education program that can be adapted to both primary and high school – I would be more than happy to meet with you to show you how you can integrate these activities into your curriculum.
In 2014 we have two ways for your school to get involved? –
Option 1. Register as a Waterwatch School - For $300 (+GST) your school will get a complete package of support including training, support visit, special events and resources (see flyer attached).
Option 2. Join in a number of individual Waterwatch events throughout the year - including water quality monitoring and bug surveys.
Please complete and return the following ‘Expression of Interest Form’ to let me know how I can assist you - to participate in Waterwatch activities, use the Waterwatch kit equipment, achieve curriculum outcomes and have fun!
I look forward to working with you and your students in 2014 towards improving the health of our catchments! Please ring directly if you would like to talk to me on Ph 4349 4757