Lower Murray Water has teamed up with the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning and water organisations from around the state to provide exciting online educational experiences for this year’s National Water Week.


Explore your Backyard is an online learning festival celebrating and nurturing our connection to Country and water during National Water Week.


Lower Murray Water Managing Director Anthony Couroupis said “The Explore your Backyard activities will focus on water efficiency and exploring nature in the local area – whether it be the local waterway, vegie patch or backyard garden.


“We hope the students have a bit of fun, learn something new about water and enjoy exploring their backyard,” Mr Couroupis said.
The activities and events have been designed to suit a range of ages, interests, topics and learning goals and can be accessed from home or classrooms.


This is the second-year water organisations from across the state have teamed up to provide Victorians with virtual learning experiences for National Water Week.


“After the success of last year’s inaugural learning festival and uncertainty around this year’s coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, it made sense for us to work together to bring back a virtual event this year,” Mr Couroupis concluded.


The event will be launched by Costa the Garden Gnome, with an exclusive Facebook Live chat at 4pm on Sunday 17 October. It will then continue through to 24 October.


The festival will also feature live webinars, on-demand workshops, tours, videos and resources, all designed to get everyone outside and using water efficiently.


To register or find out more visit the Lower Murray Water website.
National Water Week makes a splash across Australia during the third week of October each year. This year it runs from 18–24 October.


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