Students from Talara Primary College participated in a fun and interactive presentation that is part of Unitywater’s education program designed to improve awareness and understanding of this precious resource.

Executive Manager Customer and Community Katherine Gee said Unitywater’s free education program provided schools with information and resources about topics such as the urban water cycle, the sewage treatment process and the environmental impact of plastic waste. A special feature of the program is an online interactive water cycle.

“National Water Week is the perfect time for us to share information with our local schools and encourage student participation in learning about where water comes from and what happens after we use it,” Ms Gee said.

“We routinely see our education program having a genuine impact on young people by quenching that thirst for knowledge that they naturally have, especially for practical things they can do to help the environment and use water wisely.”

Talara Primary College Principal Stephen Adams said the school was happy to participate in the program.

“Water education is an essential part of our learning journey, particularly here in Australia, and the Talara Primary College community are really excited to be participating in Unitywater’s program as part of National Water Week,” Mr Adams said.

“As teachers, we are always looking for different ways to get students excited about a subject, and Unitywater’s National Water Week presentations definitely tick that box.

“We actively promote the concept of caring here at Talara; and caring for our environment and being careful about how we use water is a large part of that.”

Ms Gee said so far in 2019, 27 schools and more than 2600 students have participated in Unitywater’s community education program across the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa regions.

For more information about Unitywater’s education program visit www.unitywater.com/education.

National Water Week is an initiative of the Australian Water Association.