Melbourne will host the 11th annual Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids Conference, inspiring 500 Australian primary and high school students to become ‘waterways warriors’.

On Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th October, grade 5 to year 11 students from 56 schools will become teachers themselves, exploring solutions for global challenges and sharing sustainability topics that are important to them, their schools and their communities.

With the theme of Culture, Conservation, Community, Minister for Water the Hon. Lisa Neville will open the peer teaching and learning conference as students explore how our reliance on water and our impact on waterway health affects how we view and value the environment, in particular our water resources.

The sold-out conference has become a fixture in the learning and leadership directions for schools, inspiring over 4000 young environmentalists in the last 1o years.

Students will use innovative and inventive ways to present environmental issues, from demonstrating data logs, performing Water Dreaming stories, waging a war on waste through video arcade games and inspiring change by showing the impact of balloons on marine life.

Held at The University of Melbourne and Collingwood Children’s Farm, students participating in the Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids conference are joining a network of over 110, 000 students from across Australia who have participated in the Kids Teaching Kids program since its inception 17 years ago.



 What:              Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids Week conference

When:             11:15am Tuesday 24th October, 2017

Where:            South Lawns, Parkville Campus, Melbourne University off Royal Parade

Who:               5 – 10 representatives on behalf of 500 students from 56 schools

                        Minister for Water, the Hon. Lisa Neville

Representatives from Kids Teaching Kids

*Representatives AFLWL Football players Elise O’Dea and Emma Kearney (Melbourne Football Club and Karen Paxman (Western Bulldogs Football Club)


Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids Conference

MEDIA Contact Andrea Rowe –  0409 965 552

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