North Central

Student Scientists Flow across the Regions

“Today’s students are tomorrow’s scientists. The river detectives program is unique in that it allows students to get their hands dirty in their local waterway and collect scientific data that helps inform the future decisions of our natural resource managers” –  Brad Drust, CEO, North Central CMA

Output 2016/17

19 workshops
90 schools involved
167 community leaders/teachers involved 4,000 students involved
1 website developed

Delivery Partners

Corangamite CMA
North East CMA
Wimmera CMA
Melbourne Water
Waterwatch Victoria
Centre for Research and Digital Innovation Federation University

About the Project

The River Detectives program increases student knowledge of catchments, waterways and the environment. It provides an opportunity for students to explore science in an outdoor environment, whilst collecting important citizen science information and recording data in the Waterwatch Victoria web portal (a state-wide citizen science database).

Elmore Primary School investigates the condition of their local waterway using bugs

Elmore Primary School investigates the condition of their local waterway using bugs

Goornong Primary School student tests for phosphorus, with water from the Campaspe River

Goornong Primary School student tests for phosphorus, with water from the Campaspe River

More information

Visit the River Detectives website

Read more about this project in the Victorian CMAs Actions and Achievements Report 2016/2017 (PDF)

Contact North Central CMA

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