Schools and parents play a vital role in providing children with knowledge, skills, passion and determination to make a real difference in the world. When it comes to a sustainable water future for all, experiences and water education will help shape how future generations value water, their attitudes and behaviour. We have collected some of the nations best water lesson plans, resources and games for you to access here.
The Australian Water Association has developed a toolkit for educators based on the Australian curriculum. It has plans and teacher guides for years 4-9 covering topics including Science, Geography, Science, Geography and History.
Coliban's incursions teach students about the value of water, how to use water wisely and wastewater management. They provide print and online teaching resources for use in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools.
Dubbo's Primary School Sustainability Education Program launched in 2020 to provide fun and engaging workshops about waste. Students learn about the issues of waste, explore ways waste can be reduced and discover what happens to recycling after collection.
Water - Learn it! Live it! is an educational resource for teachers of Foundation to Year 10 students. It allows students to explore water through Science, English, Geography, Maths, Communications, Music and Art activities. There are three volumes jam packed with information and activities to assist teachers to deliver water as a subject in the classroom.
Education officers work with schools and advise teachers about water-based curriculum activities, programs and resources. Goulburn offer free guided tours, talks and incursions covering a wide range of topics including Choose Tap, the water cycle, water treatment, wastewater management and reusing recycled water.
Riverina share Smart Water Advice resources including a great range of colouring sheets and self-water efficiency audit worksheets. They also offer the lesson plans developed by the Australian Water Association.
Shoalhaven provide schools with access to the Tapstar Waterwise Education Program - a travelling roadshow that is fun and interactive with a live stage performance that includes catchy songs for children to learn, a website with experiments and teacher resources with structured water and wastewater related activities.
South Gippsland share the 'Water for life' materials, Smart Water Advice and encourage participation in the state's Choose Tap campaign – a rich source of water information for the region.
Taswater’s educational resources include the ‘Don’t flush it video’, a great ‘Your drinking water app’, as well as incursions, tours and lesson plans suitable for Prep to Grade 8. The Grade 3-4 ‘Using Water Everyday lesson complements Water Night beautifully!
Free for primary and high schools, Urban Utilities’ latest educational experience 'Beneath the Streets', delivers interactive, STEM-based, curriculum-aligned workshops and shows on the water cycle, environment and innovation. The 3Ps Game is completely addictive!
Westernport Water offers a range of educational programs, events and resources for all age groups. They offer tours, incursions and excursions, sustainability events and access to the state’s Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP).
Water Corporation take an immersive approach to learning, with audio led narratives using silent disco-like technology. They offer some great incursions, excursions and materials too.
The Well is an amazingly comprehensive set of resources for Prep to Uni ages – all approved by Australian Curriculum Assessment and reporting Authority (ACARA). Resources include incursions, excursions, workshops, factsheets, WET kits, Smart Meters, Plant Tours, Apps and cool games like ‘Let the poo thru’.
Get to know H2O in your own backyard with Fraser Coast Regional Council with a number of resources including fact sheets about water and water treatment on the Fraser Coast. A handy resource for teachers and students.
Unitywater's education program is designed to increase awareness of where water comes from and what happens when it leaves the home. Their education resources have been designed with teachers and students in mind. There’s some really cool information about Local Water Legends, Walter Smart and the Sewer Run App. There is also an app to provide you with personalised water saving tips.
Seqwater’s H2O Kids is an integrated learning program, consisting of a suite of hands on experiences and resources for teachers, parents and students from Prep to Year 12. The program inspires students through storytelling and inquiry-based learning at schools, online or at an Seqwater site. H2O Kids' learning experiences and resources are linked to the Australian Curriculum.
Icon Water offers free guided tours, education sessions and online resources (including education TV and lesson plans for early years to year 10) for you to learn about water supply, treatment and Canberra’s urban water cycle. Find out about the vital water supply catchment dams and sewerage network. Along with onsite tours of some owater and sewerage assets, they can also come to you for education sessions.
A number of waterwise resources and curriculum activities have been developed to help students learn about water and living sustainably. Waterwise toolkits for schools are designed to support teachers by providing easy-to-use stand-alone activities that develop student understanding about water issues.
Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) includes the provision of data loggers and primary and secondary curriculum resources addressing the Victorian curriculum in English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities areas.
Water - Learn it! Live it! is jam packed with information and activities to assist teachers to deliver water as a subject in the classroom. An educational resource for teachers of Foundation to Year 10 that allows students to explore water through Science, English, Geography, Maths, Communications, Music and Art activities. Try the Drip Trip game.
Walter Smart & Friends is bought to you by Smart Approved Water Mark and developed and delivered by International Theatre Company, Gibber. The program compliments key aims of the F–6 Australian Curriculum for Science and HASS, linking perfectly with the emphasis on sustainability as a priority for study across all learning areas and subjects.