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Education Programs

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 2013 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.

10,500 students from 83 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 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, over 1,300 students from 20 schools are enrolled to participate in the Festival. If you are interested in participating on the day as a workshop presenter or event volunteer, take a look at the Presenter Opportunities 2013 document below. If you are a teacher who would like to register to receive details about the 2014 Festival, please email us at cgf@whitemanpark.com.au

Download more information here:
2013 Invite - Children's Groundwater Festival
Sponsorship Opportunities 2013 
Presenter Opportunities 2013

 

2012 Festival Activity Overview


Thanks to our 2013 Festival Sponsors:

     Visit the Water Corporation website      Department of Water logo

    

 

     Wetland Wonders at the 2010 festival  Making 'Groundwater Spiders'  Free-time fun at the 2012 festival