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Spend some time with your family over the weekend exploring your local waterways and natural environments and learn about how to save water in your home.

Watch our videos, play our water themed games, complete our sustainable family water saving challenges and healthy activities, and work together to be water heroes!

We'd love to see what you create and how you get involved in National Water Week. Simply share your completed activities, artworks or experiments, either by scanning or taking a photo, and send to education@westernwater.com.au. We can’t wait to see your creations!

Activities

These activities are available for the duration of the Online Learning Festival.

  • Make tiny twig rafts: Make two teams in your family - each team builds a 'tiny twig raft' using twigs and brown string. Find and visit a local waterway - creek, stream, river or lake, and test your rafts - see which team's raft floats for the longest! Try to add some rocks to the rafts and see if they still float? Download the ACTIVITY SHEET(2MB).

  • Enjoy your local natural environment: Take a family ride or walk to your local park or waterway. Aim to spend at least an hour each day of the weekend enjoying nature together. Research some local native plants or animals and see if you can spot them along the way.

  • Sign up for WaterAid Walk for Water to make a difference to communities around the world.

  • Learn about local traditional owners: Research who the local indigenous tribe/traditional owners are in your area and investigate the area of land which belongs to the traditional owners.

  • Complete our Family Healthiest Drinks Competition: Start a competition to see which family member drinks the healthiest drinks over one week. Download the ACTIVITY SHEET(417KB).

  • Local Tree Planting: Research local community tree planting groups. Make a family pledge to participate in a community tree planting day.

  • The Fight for Planet A: Over the weekend or during the week, find some time to watch 'The Fight for Planet A' on ABC iView (there are 3 episodes). Discuss how your family can make simple changes to your lifestyle to reduce your Carbon Footprint. Make a simple action plan and display it somewhere in your house to help remind you to put some of your ideas into action!