During 2023 some regions will value add to their monthly water quality monitoring by participating in Pesticide Watch, a nation-wide program run by Deakin University helping communities identify pesticides in their local waterways through citizen-science. Find out more by reading this guide or join the Pesticide Watch Facebook Page. A video of the testing process […]
Teachers and students can edit this River Detectives slideshow template to present content, share findings, showcase photos or present projects internally in class, at school assemblies or information evenings OR externally for award nominations, forum presentations, etc. It can be used at in-person or shared on screen during online events.
World Wetlands Day teacher guide
Jeanie Clark, regional River Detectives coordinator in the Wimmera CMA region develops teaching resources for World Wetlands Day each year (usually held early February). The teacher guides are tailored to schools in the Wimmera region but general wetland information and activity suggestions will be useful in any region. They can be used as on-demand PD […]
School stories from the North Central CMA region
Be inspired by the way schools in the north central region are implementing the program; Bridgewater PS (2022) or watch a video featuring their River Detectives story here.
Caring For The Campaspe Project River Health Snapshot 2021
Gauge the health of waterways in the Campaspe River using this compilation of water quality and water bug data collected by citizen-scientists.
Litter Trackers Program
RMIT’s Litter Trackers program offers services to schools and community groups to better understand the way litter is transported along our waterways. Through GPS technology litter can be mapped to asses how and where it travels and highlight the issue of urban stormwater on our waterways and oceans. Check out the website to track litter, […]
Kayaking the sickest urban river in Australia video
Join Beau Miles as he kayaks 23kms along Cooks River in Sydney over 4 days reflecting on it’s interesting past, it’s disturbing present and it’s hopeful future. An eye-opening journey about the plight of our littered urban waterways in modern society. ** Language warning ** Be aware some language will not be appropriate for younger […]
River Detectives 2022 Mid Year Report
Celebrate the achievements of River Detectives across all five regions of Victoria as they learn about our precious waterways and catchments.
Wildlife of Native Grasslands on Victoria’s Northern Plains
Victoria’s Northern Plains grasslands support unique yet highly endangered and severely fragmented communities of plants and animals. Over the past 180 years, more than 99% of grasslands have been removed or substantially altered for agriculture. Learn about the creatures that rely on this important habitat and the plants and vegetation that support them. Head to […]
Saving the endangered Plains-wanderer bird
Critically endangered and at risk of imminent extinction, the North Central CMA is working in partnership with Trust for Nature and Australia’s National Recovery Team for the Plains-wanderer. Find out more about Plains-wanderers by viewing these videos about these quirky creatures; of using song meters to monitor populations, Werribee Zoo’s captive breeding program, incubating Plains-wanderer eggs and this gorgeous footage […]