Gippsland Water Education is changing
Gippsland Water has launched an exciting new schools education program which aims to build an appreciation of water from a young age.
For many years the local water corporation has delivered water education to schools and community groups in the local area. This commitment is continuing with some exciting changes underway.
The new schools water education program will focus on four priority areas, identified in consultation with local educators: after the drain, the natural and urban water cycle, water efficiency activities and water for health and hydration.
Paul Clark, General Manager of Customer Service and Communications at Gippsland Water says the education program is a valuable tool in providing the next generation with a strong understanding and appreciation of water as an essential resource.
“Our education program aims to inform, engage and empower the water stewards of tomorrow, our children” Mr Clark says.
Free to schools within Gippsland Water’s catchment area, the new program will incorporate a number of activities including the award winning Vortex Education Centre, tailored visits to schools, tours of Gippsland Water’s treatment plants and water storages and presentations from experienced Gippsland Water staff.
“Our education program is one of a number of things that Gippsland Water does that might fly under the radar for a lot of people. However, providing the next generation with the tools and knowledge to protect their water resources ties in with our commitment to the region, as well as the efficient use and reuse of our natural resources,” Mr Clark concluded.
Schools interested in further information regarding the water education program are encouraged to contact the Gippsland Water Communications Team on 1800 050 500.
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