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National Water Week Online Learning Festival

East Gippsland Water

This year East Gippsland Water is partnering with water corporations across Victoria to bring you the National Water Week Online Learning Festival! Our online learning festival program will bring together a fantastic collection of online events, printable resources and on demand videos to make National Water Week 2020 a week of fun and learning.

National Water Week, 19 – 25 October 2020, is a week that aims to inspire individuals, communities and organisations to think about water!  Access to clean water is hugely important to our daily lives, and it’s down to all of us to protect our water environments and resources, and use water wisely.  This year’s theme is ‘Re-imagining our water future’

Program of events

The full program of events from water corporations across Victoria is now available!

 

 

Online learning festival preview!

  • Festival launch and state Poster Competition award ceremony – (a short video will be available from 10:00 am on the AWA website on Monday 19 October, 2020)    (Suitable for everyone!)
  • Celebrate with Nova Peris OAM, Melbourne Water’s Principal Advisor Aboriginal Engagement. Listen to Nova’s reflections, with an Aboriginal perspective, on the National Water Week theme ‘reimagining our water future’. 10:00 – 11 am Registration required.(Suitable for Primary & Secondary)
  • Tapstar Saves Water: Eaton Gorge Theatre Company will be performing their popular show online for use in classrooms or remote learning. The show promises to be a cartoon like, vibrant and energetic experience with plenty of humour and a touch of silliness. Audiences will learn what happens if the wrong things are put down the sink, in the toilet or in the drains. The show runs for 30 minutes and follow up activity ideas will be provided. Available for 2 weeks on demand. Perfect for: Kindergarten – Grade 4
  • Shane the Siltslayer, a short story and activities about a specialised machine and his friends as clean the drinking water in a rural town after a bushfire threatens their water supply. With the help of Shane’s friends, they push away the mud to reveal clean drinking water. Perfect for Kindergarten- Grade 4
  • Online demonstrations including experiments, educational concepts, mind and body relaxation using yoga, meditation, tours of water treatment plants and many more!

National Water Week Poster Competition:

This year there were amazing posters created by primary school students across our region entered into the Water Week Poster Competition. Click below to see the winners of our regions Poster Competition.

How to get involved

All activities are free of charge and the links will remain available after the festival.  Some sessions will be live broadcasts which require registration via email.

Register your interest for each day’s activities so links, instructions and resources can be emailed directly to you.

East Gippsland Water schools and kindergartens, please register by emailing education@egwater.vic.gov.au  to have the full emailed a program of events in early October 2020.