Learn more about water and waste and how it's managed here in Cairns in a fun, interactive way.
Council offers exciting presentations and engaging activities to all schools within the Cairns region.
Presentations and tours
Choose from a range of presentations and tours to suit your needs - from excursions to the waste Re-Discovery Centre to a visit from the soon to be released Water Engagement & Training (Wet) Van to your school - all for FREE.
Our educational services aim to reinforce Council's philosophy that 'there's no place like our place - let's keep it that way'.
You can view and book all Water and Waste education services at Council's booking dashboard, below.
WaterWhys Cairns provides schools with exciting resources enabling teachers to deliver engaging, meaningful in-school learning experiences. With more resources being added regularly, there are lots of fun, hands-on, interactive lesson plans and activities that are linked to the Australian Curriculum as well as Council's unique local water campaign and initiatives. Activities include topics such as monitoring rainfall in experiments to investigating Cairns water treatment and supply.
To add value to your school's Waste Education program, check out our Waste Activity Sheets in the 'For Download' section below.
Council also offers a FREE recycling service to all schools within the Cairns region. If your school does not have recycling, please contact Council on 1300 69 22 47.
Please refer to For Download below for more resources