Educational tools

Take Mobi's Catchment Challenge

The Smart Catchments pilot study has worked with school students, educators and community members in the catchment to develop online activities for individuals and schools to understand the live data that is generated through the project's smart technology.

We encourage you to take 'Mobi's Catchment Challenge' and let us know what you think.

Supporting teacher lesson plans and student workbooks are being developed to assist teachers deliver the online educational tools in the classroom. They will be shared on this page soon.

Supported browsers

To get the best experience using Mobi's Catchment Challenge (online activities 1-3 below), please use only Chrome or Firefox. Other browsers are not supported.

Activity 1: Caring for Saltwater Creek

A small blue hut has recently appeared by the footbridge over Saltwater Creek. It’s a Gauging Station that receives live data from sensors in the creek and is helping Council monitor water quality in the catchment; which will ensure urban stormwater run-off doesn’t impact on the health of the Great Barrier Reef. In this activity, join Mobi, a resident Saltwater Creek mudskipper to explore what the sensors are monitoring and understand how human activity across the catchment can impact on the health of the creek and the reef. (NOTE: please use Chrome or Firefox only; other browsers are not supported.)

Activity 2: Clean the creek - and have some fun!

Litter is not only a major contributor to visual pollution of creeks and rivers but clogs waterways and causes toxicity as it breaks down and can cause harm to local wildlife. If you see litter, pick it up – and encourage others not to drop it. In this activity you need to be quick and help the Council worker fish out the litter coming down the creek before it’s washed out to the ocean; and then dispose of it correctly. Look out for illegal dumpers! (NOTE: please use Chrome or Firefox only; other browsers are not supported.)

Activity 3: Your Lily Creek Catchment Management Plan

Lily Creek is a sub-catchment of Saltwater Creek. This activity is your opportunity to transform an area of land close to the creek and the city that will not only benefit the Cairns community but the Great Barrier Reef. But before you can submit your Lily Creek Catchment Management Plan for approval, you need to make all your stakeholders smile! (NOTE: please use Chrome or Firefox only; other browsers are not supported.)
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Last updated: 23 August 2019