A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
The aim of the River Detectives Program is to support schools to explore and monitor your local catchment and waterway with your students and to help understand how local rivers, creeks and wetlands are travelling.
By being involved in the program, schools will have access to:
- Professional Development workshops to help you teach your students how to monitor and report on habitat, water quality and waterbugs
- Loan a water quality kit and waterbug monitoring equipment
- Access to extra content on the River Detectives website
- Lots of classroom & fieldwork resources
- Online virtual learning sessions for your students to join in an interactive session and learn from experts in the field
- Support and guidance from your local River Detectives coordinator
The program is run by Catchment Management Authorities (including Melbourne Water), there are limited places in each of the following regions, so get in quick!
Applications close 20th December 2019.
For further information and to apply go to -
LVI News - August 2020
The latest newsletter is now available on the LVI page of the Landcare Gateway - Click into news item for link.
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Federal Agriculture Minister the Hon David Littleproud MP has announced a new round of funding under the Smart Farms Small Grants Program. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply.
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Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants - Close 31 July 2020
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