Students test sample water for turbidity
Water sustainability education continued in APY Lands communities with education sessions delivered in November 2016 and May 2017.
In November, education sessions were delivered to Pipalyatjara, Amata, Pukatja, Fregon, Indulkana and Mimili.
The session delivered was based on aquifers focussing on the impact of over water usage. The students created an aquifer using rocks and soil and slowly poured water over the top layer of soil and watched the water trickle down into the model aquifer.
In May 2017, the schools visited included Pipalyatjara, Amata, Pukatja, Fregon, Indulkana and Murpatja.
The session delivered was based on water quality. The students undertook salinity, pH and turbidity tests. The focus of this session was to understand water quality and the process SA Water undertakes to ensure clean healthy water is accessible to the communities.
The education resources developed for teaching staff on the APY Lands included a unit of work “What’s in the Water”, cross-curricular lesson ideas, student activity sheets, and interactive resource content.
The resource can be found at http://www.kesab.asn.au/apyl/water/educators