Education

Seqwater is committed to providing learning opportunities - for the community, teachers and students - to help increase awareness and understanding of water, our most precious resource.

On this page, you will find a range of learning opportunities, resources and information about the water cycle, water security and drought, climate resilient water sources, and how we manage the SEQ Water Grid to deliver safe, reliable water supply to the people of South East Queensland - now and for future generations.

Community webinar series - POSTPONED

Seqwater is offering a new series of webinars that provide a behind the scenes look at the essential aspects of delivering safe and reliable water supply across South East Queensland.

While COVID has limited our ability to host visitors at our sites, our talented education team is (virtually) bringing our assets to you.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent events, this webinar series has been postponed until further notice. New dates will be scheduled for July to September 2022 and published below. 

Read more and register now to secure your spot! Webinars run for 45 minutes per session, and there are two sessions for each topic for you to choose from.

Water essentials

Session time: 45 mins

Water is our most precious resource so how much do you value it? In this session, we'll discover how water works in South East Queensland. We will look at the urban water cycle, the fundamentals of water supply in South East Queensland and the SEQ Water Grid.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent events, this webinar series has been postponed until further notice. New dates will be scheduled and published as soon as they are available.

Gold Coast Desalination Plant

Session time: 45 mins

The Gold Coast Desalination Plant has been turning seawater into drinking water since 2009! Come behind the scenes of the Gold Coast Desalination Plant and discover how desalination works; its critical role in providing drinking water; and how we can move desalinated water around the region using the SEQ Water Grid.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent events, this webinar series has been postponed until further notice. New dates will be scheduled and published as soon as they are available.

Mt Crosby WTPs

Session time: 45 minutes

The Mount Crosby water treatment plants have been serving the people of South East Queensland with drinking water since the late 1800s! Join us for a brief history of the plants, how we treat water for drinking, and how we're preparing the plants for the future!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent events, this webinar series has been postponed until further notice. New dates will be scheduled and published as soon as they are available.

Hinze Dam

Session time: 45 minutes

If you live on or visit the Gold Coast, you’ll be drinking water from Hinze Dam. But how much do you know about it? Discover the role the dam plays in supplying water to the Gold Coast and the rest of South East Queensland; and find out which ‘Hinze’ the dam is REALLY named after!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent events, this webinar series has been postponed until further notice. New dates will be scheduled and published as soon as they are available.

Welcome to H2O Kids!

Seqwater’s H2O Kids is an integrated learning program, consisting of a suite of hands-on experiences and resources for teachers, parents and students from Prep to Year 12. The program inspires students through storytelling and inquiry-based learning online or at an Seqwater site.

H2O Kids' learning experiences and resources are linked to the Australian Curriculum.

Our excursion program is back from Term 2 in 2022, and we are looking forward to seeing you at either Hinze Dam or Wivenhoe Dam. In an effort to keep our educators and the school community safe - our H2O Kids incursion program will now be virtual only. 

Schools play a vital role in providing students with knowledge, skills, passion and determination to make a real difference in the world. When it comes to a sustainable water future for all, education will help shape how future generations value water, their attitudes and usage.

Book a learning experience now

Our H2O Kids program takes students through the water story, the natural and urban water cycle, the role of catchments, how we use water and the future of water. You can select which option best suits your school and students’ needs:

 

Virtual incursions

Our incursion program is designed to involve students at the primary and secondary school levels with four themed programs:

  • The Golden Tap (Kindy – Year 1)
  • The H2O Museum (Year 2 – 3)
  • How much water do you eat? (Year 4 – 6)
  • Day Zero (Year 7)

Book now >

Excursions (we take you to one or more sites)

Our excursion program opens doors for students and shows them how water is sourced, stored, treated and supplied.

School excursions can be held at the following Seqwater sites:

  • Wivenhoe Dam (West Brisbane)
  • Hinze Dam (Gold Coast hinterland)
  • Gold Coast Desalination Plant (Tugun, Gold Coast)
  • Luggage Point Advanced Water Treatment Plant (Pinkenba, Central Brisbane).

Book now >

Guided lessons

Explore and learn at your own pace with our H2O Kids lesson toolboxes. Each toolbox contains the downloadable materials you need, as well as a pre-recorded video lesson, to follow along and be guided through the full learning experience.

Read more >

H2O Kids experiments!

Every now and then, we will showcase exciting water experiments that you can use in your own lessons.

Check out our H2O Kids Youtube playlist for more videos.

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