Waterways

Wetlands Habitat Activity Booklet

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

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Mindfulness Colouring Sheet – Frogs

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

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,

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,

Fresh and Salty Booklet

You might want to look at salinity at anytime of the year, but we have a close look at Salinity in May and invite you to as well. Look at the booklet below and even watch the ‘Fresh and Salty’ video too!

Booklet of Activities

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

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

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,

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,

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,