Fresh Water Quality
Monitoring the water quality in your local creek or wetland is undertaken using a water monitoring kit that can be borrowed from your local NRM Education Office.
Instructions on how to monitor, background teacher notes, lesson plans and extension activities can be found in the Freshwater Water Quality Teacher Information Pack. For more information on learning about catchments, see the Catchment Education Teacher Information Pack.
Once you have undertaken your water monitoring dont forget to send us your results via the Send us Your Data link below.
Catchment Education Teacher Information Pack
Key concepts and ideas to assist teachers in introducing students to their local catchment area and exploring the impact that human activities have on water quality.
Danny the Drip is an interactive story that describes a journey from the top to the bottom of the local water catchment, looking at landuses and the potential pollution they produce. During the story students are invited to add their 'home-made pollution' to a water filled aquarium. By the end of the catchment journey the water is very smelly and visually polluted. This story names the Torrens River, however it can be adapted for any river in the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges region. The Teachers Notes provide discussion points and extension activities.
Danny the Trip Story Pack (1.4Mb pdf) + Danny the Drip Teachers Notes (80Kb doc)