Schools talks

We offer a range of water-themed school talks, tailored to your students' needs and curriculum requirements.

We offer 11 school talks to help you introduce water education into your classroom curriculum. The length and learning objectives of your session will depend on your students' year level.

To help your students get the most out of their session, we've also included recommended lesson plans for each topic and age group.

To find out about our school talks, and watch our promotional videos, click on each topic below.

Our school talks are FREE.

School talks topic Year level Max students Length
 Water supply PP–2   1 class (30)  45 mins
3–6   2 classes (60)   45 mins 
7–12  unlimited    1hr
 Desalination  6 2 classes (60)    1 hr 
7–12    unlimited  1 hr
Edible aquifers 3–12   1 class (30) 1 hr
Microscopes 3–7 1 class (30) 1 hr
Perth's water future – geography 11–12 unlimited 1 hr
Perth's water future – science  11–12 unlimited 1 hr
Stormwater pollution PP–2  1 class (30)  45 mins
3–6  2 classes (60)
1 hr 
 7–12  unlimited 1 hr 
Wastewater PP–2  1 class (30) 45 mins 
 3–6 2 classes (60) 1 hr 
 7–12  unlimited  1 hr
Water in Aboriginal culture  3–6  1 class (30)  45 mins
Water conservation PP–2 1 class (30) 30 mins
3–6 2 classes (60) 45 mins
7–12 unlimited 1 hr
Water recycling 4–6 2 classes (60) 45 mins
7–12
unlimited 1 hr

There are a few things you need to consider before booking your school talks:

  • Early childhood – we do not offer school talks to kindergarten and early childhood students, however we have provided a wide range of early childhood education lesson plans and resources on our website to support you with your water education lessons.    
  • Home schools – we welcome your bookings with the following taken into consideration:
    • a dedicated community meeting space is booked for the school talk        
    • a minimum of 15 primary or 10 secondary students for each school talk booked
    • students attending the school talk are of the appropriate age as outlined in our booking information.    
  • School talk length – this will depend on your students’ year level:
    • pre-primary to year 2: 30–45 minutes
    • year 3 to year 12: 45–60 minutes
  • Intensive English Centres we currently offer a limited amount of school talks to centres providing education to students studying English as a second language. Rather than using the school talks booking form, please email the education team directly at community.education@watercorporation.com.au.      
  • Multiple bookings – if booking multiple sessions for the same day, please set aside a comfortable private area such as a library or amenities room for the school talks. This will help us to avoid additional set up time. If a private area is not available at your school, our education officer will visit classrooms.
  • Regional schools – check out our regional visits calendar to find out when we'll be coming to your area.
  • Start times – our education officers are available from 9am. If your school is located more than 30 minutes from Leederville, please start your booking at 9.30am. To minimise travel time to the school:
    • select Education Officer 1, if your school is north of the river          
    • select Education Officer 2, if your school is south of the river.    
  • Students per session – our school talks are designed for 1 class at a time to allow for maximum interactivity and educational experience. If you would like more students to participate in each session please be aware that the level of interactivity will be reduced. 
  • Sustainability – in an effort to reduce our travel time and maximise our visit to your school, we encourage you to fit as many bookings into a full day as possible. Please discuss your booking with your fellow teachers to avoid unnecessary multiple visits to your school.
  • Year level – as professional educators, we understand that students' learning abilities change as they get older. As some topics are more complex than others, not all topics are available for all year levels.

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