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.
Re-think Waste: short film competition 2018
Calling all Cairns students – it’s time to get creative about re-thinking waste! Here’s your chance to showcase your amazing filmmaking talents to tell as story about how a waste problem became a solution. You could win a class tour at the Cairns Aquarium or a class trip to Marine World Pontoon.
Entry is open to all primary and secondary students within the Cairns Regional Council area. The competition is open until 4pm on 20 September 2018.
- Visit the Water & Waste Short Film Competition webpage for full details and entry forms.
Presentations and tours
Choose from a range of presentations and tours to suit your needs - from excursions to the Cairns Regional Council Re-Discovery Centre (to learn all about what happens to Waste and Resource Recovery in Cairns) to a visit from the Water Engagement & Training (Wet) Van at your school - all FREE of charge.
Our educational services aim to reinforce Council's philosophy that 'there's no place like our place - let's keep it that way'.
For questions or more information, please contact our team:
- Water Education Services : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Waste & Resource Recovery Education Services: email@example.com
- Customer Service at 1300 69 22 47.
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