LOCAL primary school children can win a one-hundred dollar gift voucher and USB microscope for their class if they snap a great photo of their waterway adventures. Corangamite Catchment Management Authority’s Waterwatch team is calling for budding photographers to submit images of themselves with family and friends having fun along a local waterway. The My Waterway Adventure photography competition is part of the National Water Week.
The Waterwatch team is inviting upper primary school students to celebrate National Water Week by putting those iPad and iPhone to good use, getting out on their local waterway and taking photos showing their own waterway adventure. The competition closes September 18. Corangamite Waterwatch Facilitator Dr Stephanie Suter said the National Water Week photo competition was an opportunity to show the fun way people connect with their local waterway. “This is a great opportunity to combine science and art, with students using multimedia in the form of digital photography, while getting outdoors, observing nature and fun with their family. Students get to enjoy the environment and capture its beauty,” she said. Students can get out and about in the catchment and take great photos of a freshwater site of either a river, creek, dam, wetland or lake. Winners will receive a $100 voucher and a show bag filled with Waterwatch goodies and a USB microscope for their school, perfect for further water investigations.