Catchments

Wetlands Habitat Activity Booklet

  • Catchments, Guide/activity booklet, Suitable age group, Teacher, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Waterbug poster

Use this poster to help students explore waterbugs – it has their sensitivity score.

It can be laminated (or similar) for reuse or printed and used as tick sheet for students.

You can use it to explore which areas the animals live in also! (Five habitats are marked on the poster).

  • Activity Sheet, All, Catchments, Fauna (animals), Guide/activity booklet, Poster, Suitable age group, Topics, Water bugs,
  • All Regions,

Waterbug colouring sheets

https://www.riverdetectives.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Sensitive-waterbugs.pdf

 

Use Melbourne Water’s beautiful colouring images of waterbugs to add to your lessons.

A mix of waterbugs

Sensitive waterbugs

Mayfly life cycles

  • Activity Sheet, Catchments, Lower Primary, Water bugs,
  • All Regions,

Platypus colouring sheet

Use Melbourne Water’s beautiful image of the platypus as a mindful colouring activity.

  • Activity Sheet, Catchments, Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Water bugs,
  • All Regions,

Carp Fact Sheet

Find out all the facts about the introduced fish species in this factsheet

  • All, Catchments, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Wimmera Catchment Management Authority Map

See the Wimmera Catchment with colour and clear outline of waterways and water bodies.

 

You can find a map of the Wimmera Catchment here – which is different to the CMA borders (a little confusing I know!).

  • All, Catchments, Map, Type, Waterways,
  • Wimmera CMA,

Map your River

Follow the Teachers Guide to support students carrying out the activity – Meandering Map.

 

  • Activity Sheet, Catchments, Lower Primary, Topics, Type, Upper Primary, Waterways,
  • Corangamite CMA,

How to make a bug dial

Make your own bug dial so that you can look at individual bugs and the way they move, their tolerance, where they live and special features.

 

 

  • Activity Sheet, All, Catchments, Fauna (animals), Topics, Type, Water bugs, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Junior Landcare

Check out:

– where your local Junior Landcare group is

– how to get Landcare going in your school

– activity ideas (linked to the Australian curriculum)

– apply for grants

– how to guides for worm farms, frog ponds, enhancing habitats and more!

  • All, Catchments, Flora (plants), Teacher, Website,
  • All Regions,

Run of the river board game

The famous Waterwatch game Run of the River can be taken into the classroom very easily:

Download the Board

Read the Teacher Instructions

And find out How to play

  • Catchments, Game, Lower Secondary, Suitable age group, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Creating a frog friendly habitat

Find out all about how to create a frog friendly habitat

  • All, Catchments, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Suitable age group, Topics, Type, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Controlling carp fact sheet

Find out all about the FRDC’s plan for controlling carp – informative and interesting!

  • Catchments, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Teacher, Topics, Type, Upper Secondary, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Salinity – fact sheet

Salinity refers to the movement and concentration of salt through the landscape. Find out more here!

  • Catchments, Fact sheet, Lower Secondary, Suitable age group, Teacher, Topics, Upper Secondary, Water Science, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

What is a catchment? Fact sheet

A catchment is the area of land from which rainfall flows to form a creek or river.

Find out how it is managed and what are some threats to catchments.

  • Catchments, Fact sheet, Lower Primary, Lower Secondary, Suitable age group, Topics, Upper Secondary, Water Science, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Stormwater fact sheet

What is stormwater? What happens to it and what can we do to help protect our waterways?

  • Catchments, Fact sheet, Lower Secondary, Suitable age group, Teacher, Upper Secondary, Urban Water, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Phosphorus – fact sheet

Find out about what causes phosphorus in a waterway.

  • Catchments, Fact sheet, Lower Secondary, Suitable age group, Teacher, Topics, Upper Secondary, Water Science, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Habitats near a waterway – fact sheet

Find out about what the different habitats near a waterway are and the benefits of them!

  • Catchments, Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Secondary, Water Science, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

What is the riparian zone? – fact sheet

The riparian zone is any land that adjoins, directly influences, or is influenced by a body of water. Find out what the values, threats and management concerns are.

  • Catchments, Fact sheet, Flora (plants), Lower Secondary, Suitable age group, Upper Secondary, Water Science, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Blackwater Fact sheet

Find out about why water sometimes turns black!

  • Catchments, Fact sheet, Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary, Water Science, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Woody Habitat Fact Sheet

Find out about what a woody habitat is, why it is there and what is being done to manage them.

  • Catchments, Fact sheet, Flora (plants), Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Secondary, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

FOAM fact sheet

Find about how and why foam occurs in waterways.

  • Catchments, Fact sheet, Lower Secondary, Teacher, Topics, Upper Secondary, Water Science, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Map of Melbourne’s Catchments

Explore the catchments of Melbourne!

  • All, Catchments, Map, Waterways,
  • Melbourne Water,

The Natural Water Cycle

Explore the Natural Water Cycle through South East Water’s interactive information and game.

 

  • All, Catchments, Game, Suitable age group, Topics, Type, Urban Water, Water cycles, Website,
  • All Regions,

Maps of the North Central Catchments

Find out some more detail about your local area by looking at the below Catchment Maps:

Upper Loddon Map; Upper Campaspe Map; Upper Avoca River Map; Lower Loddon River Map; Lower Campaspe Map; Lower Avoca Map; Loddon West Map; Loddon East Map; Gunbower Map; Coliban Map; Avon Richardson Map

  • Catchments, Map, Suitable age group, Topics, Type, Waterways,
  • North Central CMA,

Run of the River Game (Murray Darling Basin)

This game is educational and fun!

You have the following challenge: Water is scarce and needs to be shared around. You must deliver the bubbles of water from the river to the wetlands, farms and communities, whilst keeping the river mouth connected to the ocean. Control dam releases to quench the thirst of all your water consumers through the challenges of flood, drought, evaporation, seasonal changes….

  • All, Catchments, Game, Suitable age group, Topics, Type, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Is your school a Resource Smart School?

By being a part of River Detectives you should check your Biodiversity module to tick off some extra areas!

  • Catchments, Estuaries, Fauna (animals), Flora (plants), Suitable age group, Teacher, Topics, Type, Waterways, Website,
  • All Regions,

Action in the Catchment (Field Manual)

A guide to water quality testing and sampling – full of lots of information to  guide you!

 

Get your School Field Manual now!

  • Catchments, Guide/activity booklet, Teacher, Water Science, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Games all about the river!

Find some game ideas to run with your class with bits and pieces ideas sheet!

  • Catchments, Guide/activity booklet, Teacher, Waterways,
  • Corangamite CMA,

Stormwater education

Stormwater Manual – activities, information and worksheets

  • Catchments, Guide/activity booklet, Teacher, Urban Water,
  • All Regions,

Corangamite Catchment Map

See where Corangamite’s Catchments are… you might like to print this to put on your wall at school.

 

  • All, Catchments, Map, Waterways,
  • Corangamite CMA,

Frog Information from the Amphibian Research Centre

Find out all about the frogs and where you can find them, how to encourage them to your area and some rules around frogs too – Frog Info here!

  • All, Catchments, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals),
  • Corangamite CMA,

North Central CMA Region 3D map

See the highs and lows of the North Central region and everything in between!

  • All, Catchments, Fauna (animals), Flora (plants), Map, Waterways,
  • North Central CMA,

Nine days on Tang Tang Swamp

Watch environmental change occur over a period of nine days at a drying waterhole at a public wetland located in North Central Victoria.

  • All, Catchments, Fauna (animals), Video,

Fresh and Salty video

Fresh and Salty is a short animated film produced by the Wimmera Catchment Management Authority. Great for students!

  • All, Catchments, Salinity, Video, Water Science, Waterways,
  • All Regions,