Teachers and students
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
We are continuing to support teachers and students in our region.
In line with the Victorian Government’s COVIDSafe settings, excursions and incursions will not be available during the current circuit breaker restrictions.
We have a range of free, online resources to support teachers, parents and students during remote learning.
Our long-standing, comprehensive education program is available to teachers and students across our region. We have a dedicated Education Officer, and all services are provided at no cost to schools.
Services include guided tours of key sites such as reservoirs and treatment plants, in-class and outdoor activities, and a suite of educational resources for teachers and students. The program is provided free of charge to:
- early childhood learning centres
- primary schools
- secondary schools, and
- tertiary institutions
across our service region.
Our Education Officer is available to assist with curriculum planning, advice on saving water, resources and services offered.
Come and see the real thing! The most popular component of our education program is the free guided tours of picturesque catchments and world-standard treatment infrastructure.
Excursions are free of charge, subject to availability. Schools need to arrange their own transport to and from sites.
For younger groups, a visit from our Education Officer may be more suitable than an excursion.
Incursions are free of charge, subject to availability.
Water for our Future ‘student voice’ program
We want your students to be part of creating our water future
We are partnering with our community to design a sustainable and reliable water future through our recently launched program, Water for our Future.
The program aims to address the challenge of a hotter and drier climate, and encourage our community to think differently about how we use water and where it comes from.
Our emerging leaders have an important role to play in this process and, as part of our broader education program, we are offering students the opportunity to share their views and ideas and be involved in shaping a new water future for our region.
Register for a free incursion, or facilitate your own student workshop using the resources below.
Kindergartens and early learning centres: ‘Water Hero’ program
We have a suite of lesson plans, activity sheets, fact sheets, posters and videos available for students and teachers, exploring all aspects of our water story in fun, interesting and interactive ways.
Resources can be used as part of a learning unit on water, and can complement our excursions and incursions as part of pre- or post-visit learning.
Schools Water Efficiency Program: saving water at your school
The Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) can help your school cut water use, saving water, energy, money and the environment.
The program provides water meter data-loggers and an online monitoring dashboard, enabling schools to track water usage and detect leaks.
SWEP is an initiative of the Victorian Government and supported by Barwon Water.
Would you like to find out more about our education program? Join our mailing list to receive our quarterly e-newsletter for schools.