Water and Waste Education

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 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.

Book a Water and Waste presentation or tour


**Coming Soon** WaterWhys Cairns provides schools with exciting resources enabling teachers to deliver engaging, meaningful in-school learning experiences. 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 investigate 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’s Water YouTube and Waste YouTube channels provide you with further information on what happens to Water and Waste here in Cairns

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

Last updated: 09 October 2017