Merri Creek Excursion Thursday 21st May

edweeklogoweblogoMerri Creek Management Committee (MCMC) received funding to run some activities for Education Week 2015 and we have been fortunate enough to have been asked to participate in the program they are offering.

All students in Grades 3-6 will be involved in the program.

We will be visiting Merri Creek at DeChene Reserve, Coburg on Thursday 21st of May.

Students will perform waterway experiments using mathematics to examine and calculate waterway conditions. Each group will undertake 3 hands-on sessions that explore a different aspect of creek health.

-flow; how fast the water runs and its impacts

-life; what the number of waterbugs can tell us is

-clarity; how clear the water is


We will be walking to DeChene Reserve. Departing school at 8:45 a.m. and returning at approximately 1:00 p.m

All students will need to be in full school uniform and bring along a coat and appropriate footwear for visiting the creek. Shelter will be available if it rains on the day. They will need to bring along a snack and water bottle.

One thought on “Merri Creek Excursion Thursday 21st May

  1. Hi Newlands Techknows,

    Your excursion to Merri Creek sounded like it was going to be lots of fun and exciting.

    But we do have a couple of questions.

    When you were testing the clarity of the water, how clear was it?
    How fast was the water flowing in your tests?
    How many different species of water bugs did you find?

    From your new blogging buddies,

    Ouyen P-12 college grade 3&4 students with Mr O’Brien

    p.s I love you Mummy.

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