Groups and schools encouraged to care for local waterways through North Central CMA | Bendigo Advertiser


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THE NORTH Central Catchment Management Authority is looking for passionate groups and schools eager to hire the next recruits to River Detectives. The River Detectives Program is a free and fun educational initiative that connects young people with nature by taking care of their local waterway. Students learn how water, land, plants, animals, people and communities are linked through monthly water tests, and schools receive equipment, support, training and educational resources. More News: Bendigo’s Floreena Forbes Recognized for Her Country Music, Radio and Fundraising Life CMA North Central Citizen Science Coordinator Tania MacLeod said the program is fun, healthy and a great way to learn. and can be adapted for specific learning objectives and distance education. “It enables students to gain an intimate knowledge and love for their local waterway through a variety of hands-on activities, including regular water quality testing, water bug sampling and surveys. habitat surveys, ”she said. “River Detectives aligns with the Australian curriculum framework, offering cross-cutting activities to promote understanding of rivers as part of a healthy ecosystem and healthy community. waterway. Other Stories: Ms. MacLeod is encouraging new schools and youth groups in our watershed to sign up for the 2022 River Detectives program. and the lower areas of the Loddon River, ”she said. “These waterways align with certain key projects and priority areas over the next few years, and data collected by schools or groups will feed directly into them. “If you are a teacher, parent or community member who is passionate about your waterway and your surroundings, you are welcome to get involved. More news: Tank number seven is not ideal for the DJAARA camp candidacy, according to residents. The program can be tailored to meet the needs of schools, students and facilitators and training and materials are provided. “What better way to inspire children to protect their environment than by providing them with hands-on experiences,” said MacLeod. To find out more about the program and how it might work at a school near you, visit or contact Ms. MacLeod at 5448 7124. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:



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