Waterwatch/Citizen Science

Waterwatch is one of our most popular programs and provides hands-on outdoor learning for students. 

Waterwatch is a water quality monitoring and catchment education program that provides you with an opportunity to make a difference to your local creek, river, dam or wetland.

We offer free in-class education and training sessions to help you get involved with regular monitoring of your local waterways – we’ll even help you find a site to monitor.

All you need to do is commit to providing us with data to complete four water testing ‘snapshots’ each year (one per term). Your data is entered onto the Waterwatch database – you’ll then receive posters for the classroom that display and explain your results.

Waterwatch Resources

Macroinvertebrate Resources

Help children identify macroinvertebrates, and learn about why they’re important to aquatic environments and what they can tell us about water quality.


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More information

  • Senior NRM Education Coordinator
    Upper level, Corner Mann & Walker Street, Mount Barker SA 5251
    08 8391 7500
    pippa.cattanach@sa.gov.au