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Backyard mini projects

Explore your Backyard


Backyard mini projects

Learn the ins and outs of a bug hotel, how to plant native grasses and shrubs, upcycle a jar into a rain gauge and more.

Make a bug hotel

Explore the benefits of insects in helping to pollinate plants, and learn how to make a bug hotel to encourage more insects into your garden. Barwon Water shows you how.

Audience: Primary students (with adult help), secondary students and adults

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How to plant native grasses and shrubs

Learn how to select and plant native and indigenous plants in your garden to improve the biodiversity of insects and native fauna that visit your patch.

Audience: Primary students

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Upcycle a jar into a rain gauge

A perfect rainy-day activity from East Gippsland Water. Make a rain gauge from a jar and measure how much rain you collect.

Audience: Primary students, all ages

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Providing water for wildlife

Healesville Sanctuary Vet, Kath, will show you the best way to leave water out for local wildlife during the summer months.

You’ll also find more tips for helping local wildlife in summer from Victoria Zoos.

Audience: Primary students, all ages

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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.

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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Free drinking water initiative

Did you know that you can access free tap water at refill locations across the Latrobe Valley?

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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