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National Water Week Online Learning Festival 2021

Explore your Backyard

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Explore Your Backyard this National Water Week

Explore your Backyard is an online learning festival celebrating and nurturing our connection to Country and water during National Water Week 18-24 October 2021.

You are invited to join live Facebook chats, webinars, watch on-demand workshops, tours and download resources – all designed to get everyone outside and using water efficiently in the garden.

All activities are free.

So put your gardening gloves on, fill up that watering can and Explore your Backyard this National Water Week!


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Live events and webinars

Register now or catch-up on demand with our live events and webinars including Costa the Garden Gnome.
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Traditional Owners: connection to land and water

Learn more about connection to land and water from some of our state’s Traditional Owners.
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Waterwise gardening

Top tips to help you become more waterwise in your home, school or community garden.
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Backyard mini projects

Learn the ins and outs of a bug hotel, upcycle a jar into a rain gauge and discover how to plant native grasses and shrubs.
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Caring for local waterways

Discover some simple recipes for cleaning at home, the benefits of removing willow trees and the importance of revegetation…
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Backyard water experiments

School and pre-school aged children will love these animated experiment videos with Wally the water scientist.
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Get waterwise with dirtgirlworld

Get waterwise with Dirtgirl, Scrapboy and Costa the Garden Gnome.
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Storytime videos and mindfulness

Relax and unwind with our series of story time videos, guided meditation and yoga.
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Downloadable learning resources

A range of water-related resources for home, kindergarten and school ready to download.
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Important: Suggested audience provided intended as a guide only. We recommend adults including teachers, parents and carers preview resources to ensure suitability. Please ensure children are adequately supervised when participating in these activities.

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About us

Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water to more than 70,000 customers, and wastewater services to more than 63,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 15 water treatment plants, over 1,700 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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Contact us

55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon, VIC, 3844

Phone: 1800 050 500

Fax: (03) 5174 0103

Interpreter service: 1313 450


TTY: 1800 555 677

Email: contactus@gippswater.com.au