Module 5 Keeping Our Waterways Clean and Healthy

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Hi there, my name is Delta and I'm Eddy and Brooke's mum.
Today we're going to learn about Keeping our Waterways Clean and Healthy.

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Module Overview

Learning Elements

  1. What is litter and where does it come from?
  2. What happens to litter when it rains?
  3. Why is it important to look after our creeks and rivers?

Each learning element contains one or more: guided group discussion and activities. The delivery of the learning elements is supported by a range of specially designed fun activities sheets and  support resources.

This web page offers a brief experience of this module and it's learning elements.

The downloadable version of the module program contains more detailed information including:

Module Content

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Hi! My name is Brooke and I'd like to learn about litter with you.

Learning Element 1: What is litter and where does it come from?

Group discussion - Do you know what litter is? Where do you find litter?
Who do you think litters?
Activity: What litter can you see?
Activity: Recognising littering behaviour
Activity: What's the weather today?

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Let's help Dad Murray find out where litter goes when it rains.

Learning Element 2: What happens to litter when it rains?

Group discussion - What happens to litter in the parks or on the streets when it rains? Where does it go and what impact does this have on the creeks and rivers?
Activity: Creating a water catchment in the sandpit
Activity: How does litter effect water quality?

image of Grandpa Douglas with hat

Say 'hello' to Grandpa Douglas! He's joining us to learn how to look after creeks and rivers.

Learning Element 3: Why is it important to look after our creeks and rivers?

Group discussion - Why is it important that we look after our creeks and rivers? What colour is the water that comes out of the taps? How is water cleaned to make it safe for drinking?
Activity: How do you clean water? Demonstrating a water filtration system