Thursday, 25 February 2016

TasWater Education Incursions

Contact: Kate Beard, TasWater

Date: Monday to Friday business hours        
Location: Statewide

Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary Schools interested in water and waste water.

If you are keen to add value to your water themed studies for your students in 2016, then please consider engaging TasWater's education team.

TasWater offers a range of activities that align with the Australian Curriculum, are free with all resources included and can be delivered in your classrooms in any school around the state.

Classroom activities include:
  • From the sky to the tap - Explore the natural and urban water cycles, the water treatment process and discover why we need to make water safe before we drink it through our interactive water catchment role play. Suitable for Preps to Grade 4.
  •  From the tap to the sea – So what happens after we flush the toilet or drain the sink? We share the journey of wastewater with you through our pretend sewage treatment plant. Suitable for Grade 3 to Grade 6.
  • Microorganisms; the good, the bad and the ugly – Discover how science helps keep us safe and how we remove microorganisms from water or use them to treat wastewater. Suitable for Grade 4 to Grade 7.
  • What's the big deal about floc? – Separating sediment from water is critical for providing safe drinking water. Students have the opportunity to be scientists, conducting an experiment to separate mud and water before building their own water filter to test. Suitable for Grade 5 to Grade 7.
All activities are designed to maximise student participation and enhance learning outcomes by linking our lessons to your school's local water supply and/or treatment plant.

Our online booking form can be found below:

If you would like to discuss your needs further, we can be contacted as below:

Gina Harvey, Education Coordinator – responsible for state-wide program development and delivery to north west schools including King Island.
Phone: 6422 5353 or 0400 860 917.

Michael Black, Education Officer – responsible for delivery of programs to northern schools including Flinders Island.
Phone: 6345 6368 or 0437 906 639.

Kate Beard, Education Officer – responsible for delivery of programs to southern schools from the Huon to Oatlands to Bicheno.
Phone: 6237 8506 or 0439 244 691.

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