We have been incredibly busy over the past few months putting together an educational program on Healthy Water Ways, thanks to funding from SEQWater in Queensland.
The program is designed to educate school age children as well as the wider community in general, in the importance of healthy natural water ways, along with a water conservation message from "Dougy the Water Drop".
The Centre for Aquatic Research has put together the educational programs, and with the assistance of the funding from SEQWater, has purchased the laboratory equipment. We have also partnered with OceanStars who will deliver the programs around South East Queensland for us. The funding received will also go towards providing the program for free to the first 20 schools or community groups that book the program.
The Centres educational members Rebecca Davis, Erin Wyatt, and Christine Buckius have spent the past few months busily collecting water bugs, designing classification keys, putting together presentations, and escorting Dougy around the Gold Coast, filming his message to the community.
Be sure to keep an eye out for Dougy, and the crew at OceanStars if you are in South East Queensland, and if you do see them, be sure to come over and say Hi!
If you would like to help contribute to the education of our children and the community, all donations are greatly appreciated and 100% of all donations go towards our charitable scope which can be found HERE