Apply to be a part of the Statewide River Detectives Program 2020
Welcome! The River Detectives team are once again looking forward to working with schools across Victoria to help educate our children about Catchment and waterway health.
Our aim is to support you to explore and monitor your local catchment and waterway with your students and to help us to understand how are rivers, creeks and wetlands are travelling.
By being involved in the program, you will have access to:
- Professional Development workshops to help you teach your students how to monitor and report on habitat, water quality and waterbugs
- Loan a water quality kit and waterbug monitoring equipment
- Access to extra content on the River Detectives website
- Lots of classroom & fieldwork resources
- Online virtual learning sessions for your students to join in an interactive session and learn from experts in the field
- Support and guidance from your local River Detectives coordinator
The program is run by Catchment Management Authorities (including Melbourne Water), there are limited places in each of the following regions, so get in quick!
- Corangamite CMA
- North Central CMA
- North East CMA
- Melbourne Water's area of operation
- Wimmera CMA
If you are interested in participating please complete the registration below.
Should you have any questions or if you are in another region please contact
To find out more, visit the River Detectives website and explore all there is to offer:
PLACES ARE LIMITED! Applications close 28th Feb 2020.
Please note: There are parts of the website that require a login which you will be given if you are successful in your application.
Your name (River Detectives lead educator & main contact)
School/group phone number
Was your school or group involved in the program in:
I am not sure
I am new to the program
What region is your school located in?
North Central CMA
North East CMA
Melbourne Water Operations Area
I don't know
What year level do you anticipate will be involved in the program?
High School (7 - 10)
How many students & classes do you expect to be involved?
Do you have a local waterway in mind that you would like to monitor? If so, what is the name of the site?
How do you plan to access your waterway? (For example, some schools are in walking distance and can walk with their students, for others, a teacher collects a sample on the way to school and and runs the test in the classroom)?
Which activities would you like to get your students involved in? (You can select more than one.)
Water science monitoring (Salinty, pH, Turbidity, Reactive Phosphorus, Temprature)
Waterbug monitoring (During Spring as part of the National Waterbug Blitz Program)
Salt Watch Week (During May as part of Waterwatch Victoria's Salinity Snapshot Program)
We would like to do all of the above
The program is flexible and activities can be delivered to students at any time of the year. Will you get involved all year, or just in one term?
We host a introductory workshop in term one, which week would suit you best?
Any week would work for me
We tailor our Professional Development Workshops to suit teachers, please let us know which sessions below would suits you best.
All day (10-3) - all topics can be covered in one day
Late afternoon (4.30-6.30)
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