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Our education program for schools

Barwon Water provides education services to approximately 140 primary, secondary and tertiary institutions within our service region.


Education Officer Fernando Garcia with students from Apollo Bay P-12 College.

Services include free guided tours of key sites such as reservoirs and treatment plants, in-class activities, and a suite of educational resources for teachers and students,

Our Education Officer is available to help teachers with curriculum planning, advice on saving water, resources and services offered.


Excursions and incursions

The most popular component of our education program is the free guided tours of reservoirs, water treatment plants and water reclamation plants.

If you can't visit one of our sites, our Education Officer may be able to come to you to conduct in-class activities.

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Resources and downloads

Water: learn it! Live it! is a broad based, water focused educational resource for P–10 students. The resource looks at water from every angle, including the water cycle, water treatment, water conservation, sewage, stormwater, new water sources and more.

We also have a range of printed materials including colourful A2-sized posters, stickers and bookmarks.

We are continually expanding and updating our suite of schools resources, so watch this space for more. 

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Saving water at school: Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP)

We support the Victorian Government's Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP).

Through the use of data loggers and a dedicated web portal, SWEP can help your school cut its water and energy use and save water, money and the environment.

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Water bottles for preps

At the start of every school year, we provide prep students in our region with a free 500 mL water bottle to promote healthy habits in the classroom.

These are special, limited edition water bottles only available to prep students.

Prep teachers: to reserve bottles for your students, please contact the Education Officer.

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National Water Week, 18–24 October 2015

Each year, National Water Week makes a splash across Australia inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding of water-related issues.

The theme for this year's National Water Week  is innovation.

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Education e-news

Would you like to find out more about our education program?  Join our mailing list to receive our quarterley e-newsletter for schools.

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