Living on the world’s driest inhabited continent we need to understand how to save and supply water.

The Waterwise School Program resources provide a tailored educational experience for your students, fully aligned to the Western Australian curriculum objectives. 

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How it works

Designed to engage an appreciation of how precious our water is, choose from our school visits, virtual tours or virtual lessons with supporting activities, or integrate the water supply tool into your programming to investigate our water sources.

The Waterwise School team is available to deliver hands-on workshops at your school (in person or as a livestream) free of charge. Book online to begin the conversation with our team, so we can ensure the workshop builds on your student knowledge and classroom focus for better results.

For an excursion experience to our climate-resilient groundwater replenishment facility in Craigie, book online for your students to experience a modern approach to sustainable water sources and get hands-on learning in our interactive hub.

Water supply incursion

Learn about the protection and treatment process of our water sources as it travels through the water cycle in this workshop run by one of our educational officers.

Number of students: 30-60
Length: 50 - 60 mins

  • Identify Perth’s drinking water sources
  • Understand the need to protect our catchments
  • Understand the journey of water and its treatment from water sources to water meter
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Number of students: 30-60
Length: 1 hour

  • The role of dams, groundwater and desalination
  • How and why we need to protect our catchment areas
  • Basic water treatment processes
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Number of students: 30-90
Length: 50 - 60 minutes

  • Identify Perth's drinking water sources
  • Outline how Perth's water sources have changed over time
  • Evaluate the need for climate independent water sources
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Water conservation incursion

Learn about water conservation behaviours and sustainability in this workshop run by one of our educational officers.

Number of students: 30-60
Length: 50 - 60 minutes

  • The importance of water in our lives
  • Why we shouldn’t waste water
  • Students identify simple behaviour changes to reduce water use
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Number of students: 30-60
Length: 1 hour

  • Importance of water for themselves and the environment
  • Why we need to conserve water
  • Students identify how their household can reduce water use
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Number of students: 30-90
Length: 50 - 60 minutes

  • Identify Perth's water sources
  • Explain why and how individuals can conserve water
  • Evaluate the impact climate change is having on Perth's water supply 
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Groundwater replenishment excursion

In response to COVID-19 case numbers in WA, we are not currently running this experience. Please check back to see when bookings re-open.

Bring water recycling to life for your students with a free guided tour of the Groundwater Replenishment Visitor Centre in Craigie. This highly engaging excursion takes students on an exciting journey through interpretive walkways, multimedia experiences and on-site viewing stations to help them understand wastewater treatment processes, water recycling and how groundwater replenishment can play a role in sustaining Perth’s water supply.

The Groundwater Replenishment Visitor Centre can cater for students with disabilities and diverse learning needs. Please contact us for further information or to discuss any specific requirements.

Please read through our tour information sheet before making a booking below, this provides important information about tour preparation and requirements.

Number of students: 15-30
Length: 1 hour and 15 mins
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Tour times: 9am, 10.30am, 12pm or 1.30pm
Location: Groundwater Replenishment Visitor Centre, 922 Ocean Reef Road, Craigie

  • Identify what wastewater is and how it fits into the water cycle
  • Understand the advanced water treatment processes used in the groundwater replenishment process
  • Consider the importance of groundwater replenishment and the role it plays in sustaining Perth’s water supply
  • Identify three areas as part of a water resilient future – reduce water use, develop new sources and increase water recycling

In response to COVID-19 case numbers in WA, we are not currently running this experience. Please check back to see when bookings re-open.

 

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