There are some great interactive education programs that support learning about the Basin – its people, industry, environments and the importance of sustainable water management.
Some events like Questacon’s Trickle-down science show and World Water are Canberra-based. But if you are in other parts of the Basin, there’s an opportunity to participate in school-based learning through our Basin Champions program, or remote learning through a video link-up to talk with our scientists, or take a virtual robot tour of the National Museum’s Murray–Darling Basin exhibits!
The Trickledown show is a science show presented by the Excited Particles at Questacon, Canberra. Next time you're in Canberra, check out this fantastic, engaging show and learn about the liquid of life – water! And, of course, the Murray–Darling Basin.
Telepresence Robot Tours
World Water Day at Questacon
This hands-on interactive display, in Questacon's visiting exhibiting space, is a great way to speak with MDBA staff and learn about water resources in the Murray–Darling Basin.
National Science Week at Geoscience Australia
Each August, MDBA staff celebrate Science Week by taking part in the epic Geoscience Australia Open Day. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet with MDBA staff to learn about sources of water in the Murray–Darling Basin, why water is such a critical resource, and to talk about some of the fascinating things we do in our work managing the rivers of the Basin.
National Youth Science Forum
The NYSF program focuses on encouraging young Australians to be the next generation of leading scientists and engineers. As an expertise-based agency the MDBA is thrilled to partner with NYSF to encourage students to pursue careers in sustainable water resource management. If you're currently in year 11 in any Australian State or Territory, we encourage you to check out this fantastic program.
Kids Teaching Kids week
The education@MDBA team will be supporting one school in the Northern Murray–Darling Basin (yet to be decided) to host a 'Kids Teaching Kids Week' conference for their local community. Kids Teaching Kids is a fantastic model which focuses on challenging students to connect with real world issues and learn about sustainability.
Murray–Darling Basin Natural Resource Management Educators Network
This network is a community of practice of natural resource managers from across the Basin. If you are a natural resource manager in a school, government or non-government context and would like to learn more about how to get involved in this network, contact us firstname.lastname@example.org