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Educational programs

Educational programs

MDFRC has a long history of running educational programs for regional youth interested in the environment and freshwater ecology in particular.

Our camps give secondary students (years 10-12) the opportunity to experience activities that are inherent in the fields of freshwater research, conservation and environment.

Week long, live in camps for students are run at Lake Calperum (near Renmark) and Wonga Wetlands (Albury)

The camps aim to introduce students to the process of scientific investigation and the role that research plays in living in a sustainable environment.  By combining problem solving activities with intensive support and advice from staff from supporting organisations including La Trobe University, Charles Sturt University and Australian Landscape Trust, the students gain a realistic and fun introduction to freshwater ecology, conservation and the environment.

Students will undergo field trips, lectures and demonstrations at a number of locations. The participants will complete the camps with a greater understanding of the role of scientists, their methods and the place of scientific research in Australian society.



Health of the River Forum

The long running and well loved Health of the River Forum is on again at Calperum Station in the Riverland, SA. 2014 dates: 9-12 October.

Rotary Murray-Darling School of Freshwater Research

The main purpose of the Rotary School is to enable students who live in and around the Murray-Darling Basin to experience activities that are inherent in the fields of freshwater research, conservation and environment.