Waterways

Wetlands Habitat Activity Booklet

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

Who is your local Landcare group?

Landcare represents thousands of people across Victoria, working together to increase biodiversity and promote the sustainable management of land.

Find out what your local group is doing and how your River Detectives program might be able to link up with them.

To find your local group visit Landcare – if you scroll down you can look by group name or further down by a map.

 

  • Flora (plants), Group/organisation, Teacher, 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,

Junior Landcare

Find out:

– where your local Junior Landcare group is

– how to get Junior Landcare going in your school

– about activity ideas (linked to the Australian curriculum)

– what grants are available

– how to guides build worm farms, frog ponds, enhance habitats and more!

  • Catchments, General, Group/organisation, Teacher, Waterways, 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,

All about water bugs

Use this information and images about water bugs to put each of the water bugs into the correct habitat on the  in-stream-habitat-poster or play a game of snap!

 

 

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Game, Suitable age group, Topics, Type, Water bugs, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

What is a catchment?

A catchment is the area of land from which rainfall flows to form a creek or river.  Catchments and waterways are interrelated – all things within a catchment impact on waterway health and the waterways can impact on the health of the catchment.

 

  • Catchments, Fact sheet, Lower Secondary, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Stormwater fact sheet

What is stormwater? Where does it come from, where does it go and what can we do to help protect our waterways?

  • Catchments, Fact sheet, Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary, Urban Water, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Habitats near a waterway – fact sheet

Find out about the different habitats near and in a waterway and why they are important.

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

Blackwater Fact sheet

Find out about why water sometimes turns black!

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

Woody Habitat Fact Sheet

Find out what woody habitat is and why it is an important part of waterways.

  • Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Flora (plants), Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Foam fact sheet

Find out how and why foam occurs in waterways.

  • Fact sheet, Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Primary, 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 game

 

  • All, Catchments, Game, Lower Primary, Lower Secondary, Teacher, Type, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary, Urban Water, Water cycles, Waterways, Website,
  • All Regions,

Maps of the North Central Catchments

Find out what waterways, towns and geographical features are withing the catchments of north central Victoria;

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, Lower Primary, Lower Secondary, Map, Teacher, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary, 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,

Mindfulness Colouring Sheet – Frogs

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Suitable age group, Topics, Type, Waterways,
  • All Regions, Melbourne Water,

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,

Macro Sweep Sample

How do I run a sweep sample for my students?

 

FInd out how to sweep sample now!

  • Fauna (animals), Guide/activity booklet, Teacher, Water bugs, Waterways,
  • Corangamite CMA,

North Central CMA Region 3D map

Enjoy a birds-eye view of the North Central region to understand our topography, catchments and land uses.

  • All, Catchments, Map, Waterways,
  • North Central CMA,

Turbidity Fact Sheet

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

pH Fact sheet

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

Nine days on Tang Tang Swamp

A beautiful and breathtaking secret insight into life on a drying waterhole at a public wetland located in north central Victoria

  • All, Fauna (animals), Video, Waterways,
  • All Regions,