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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 2024 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. Nearly 20,000 students from schools across the metropolitan and wheatbelt region 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 32 classes, or 1,000 students. If you have any enquiries about the 2024 Festival, please email us at [email protected]

Register now

Teachers! Registration for your class to attend the 2023 Festival has now opened. Just download the Schools Registration Form, then return the completed form by Friday 31 May, 2024. The form is fully interactive so there is no need to print it! Just complete everything electronically, save it, then email the form back to us.