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Water program recognised
Year 12 students Dylan James and Judy Prasomsouk.
Photo: Emma Kelly
A southside water education program has
snagged a sustainability award for engaging
school students in issues affecting their natural
Southern ACT Catchment Group and
ACTEW Water have won the Community
Action, Partnership and Culture award at the
recent Keep Australia Beautiful ACT
Sustainable Cities Awards for the Southern
ACT Water Education Project.
The partnership has allowed Southern ACT
Catchment Group Waterwatch co-ordinator
Martin Lind to engage with schools in the
Tuggeranong Valley and assist with
environmental education focused on rivers and
Mr Lind said the catchment group had
delivered water education projects since 2009.
The current award-winning program with
Actew Water began last year.
"It's terrific," he said of the win.
"We live in a culture where we take clean
water for granted. The risks to that are there, so
it's about knowledge and water literacy -- what
are the things we do in our urban and natural
environments that affect that water quality?"
Lake Tuggeranong College has been
involved in the program since its inception in
Co-ordinating teacher Nikey Mylordi said
students undertook the sustainability program
as an elective unit.
She said participants engaged in a number of
practical activities including regular water
monitoring, mentoring primary school pupils
on environmental issues, caring for rare frogs,
undertaking a frog census and Lake
Tuggeranong clean ups.
"It's purely a unit they do for enjoyment," she
Year 12 student Dylan James said he had
enjoyed working with pupils at Wanniassa Hills
Primary School as part of the subject.
"That's probably the most interesting thing
I've done so far," he said.
"I've always really liked the environment.
Giving something back has been really
Fellow student Caitlyn Birrell said she was
glad a peer had persuaded her to get involved.
"I love the frogs, I love going fishing, I love
learning all the chemistry for the water testing.''
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