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Children's Groundwater Festival

Imagine building an aquifer out of icecream and then eating the result! 

This is just one of the fun-filled and engaging activities that students can participate in at the 2014 Children's Gnangara Groundwater Festival at Whiteman Park.

Our Festival provides an opportunity for Western Australian middle and upper primary school students and their teachers to come together on a designated day with a specific focus to learn more about water, groundwater, sustainability and other related environmental topics.

12,000 students from 90 schools have attended the Festival since the first event was held in 2002.

Whiteman Park offers a distinctive venue for the Festival because it relies 100% on groundwater for its own water supplies and protects the southern edge of the Gnangara Water Mound, the largest groundwater source in WA, above which the Park sits. 

Each class that attends is scheduled into over four hours of dynamic, ‘hands on’ and interactive activities led by environmental professionals, participating in the introductory ‘Mega Water’ session, three groundwater-related learning activities and a period of 'free time' festival fun.

This year, the capacity for the Festival is for up to 1,400 students.

If you have any enquiries about the 2014 Festival, please email us at

Teachers, you can download more information here:
2014 Invite - Children's Groundwater Festival
2013 Festival Activity Overview -

Want to get involved?
If you are interested in participating on the day as a workshop presenter or event volunteer, take a look at the Presenter Opportunities 2014. Additional sponsors are always welcome too, just check out the Sponsorship Opportunities 2014.

And a huge THANKS to our 2014 Festival Sponsors:

     Visit the Water Corporation website      Department of Water logo

A snapshot of the 2013 Groundwater Festival