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. With interactive water cycle games and lesson plans for your students, there are many options to choose from for all teachers across the state.

The Waterwise School team is available to visit your school in the metro area free of charge to deliver a hands-on workshop. Book online to begin the conversation with our team so we can ensure the workshop delivered 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 classroom based workshop run by one of our educational officers.

Number of students: 30-60
Length: 45 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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Water conservation incursion

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

Number of students: 30-60
Length: 45 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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Groundwater replenishment excursion

Our guided tours of Australia’s first Groundwater Replenishment Centre take students on an exciting water cycle journey through interpretive walkways, multimedia experiences and on-site viewing stations.

Number of students: 15-30
Length: 1 hour and 15 mins

  • Water recycling processes
  • How groundwater replenishment can play a role in sustaining Perth's water supply.
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Interactive activities