Rosebank Public School students Indigo Shand (left) and Shannon Schulzeck with the interactive catchment management model.
Rosebank Public School students Indigo Shand (left) and Shannon Schulzeck with the interactive catchment management model.

Kids water congress makes a splash

Students got out of the classroom and into the wild for the Water Watch Congress day at Rocky Creek Dam recently, where nine locals schools learnt about the importance of water and how our actions affect our waterways.

For the last year students at these schools have been monitoring water quality in waterways within each school’s patch of the Wilsons River catchment. During the Congress, students shared and compared results from the water testing and learnt how that reflects the health of their local environment.

Other activities included playing ‘catchment detectives’ on the Water Walk, journeying on the Platypus Walk, writing hip hop music about the importance of water, playing with an interactive water catchment 3D model and maps, enjoying a Widjabul creation story with puppets, identifying local water bugs and lots more.

The initial idea for the Congress was dreamed up by Dunoon Public School student Miranda Jordan, who is a junior member of the Reconnecting to Country working group at Coopers Creek.


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