A splish and splash proves educational for young students

Students poured through the Bendigo Botanic Gardens today in a bid to learn more about the hidden world of water.

From water bugs to water-wise gardening, from irrigation to platypuses, students learnt where water came from and what it was used for.

Students from Elmore, Gunbower, Welton and East Loddon Primary Schools traveled to the gardens for the field trip.

The event was organised by the City of Greater Bendigo, the North Central Catchment Management Authority and Coliban Water.

Garden curator Brad Creme said it was the first time in the events six year history the lagoon was full, thanks to a wet few months across the region.

The North Central CMA’s Cass Davies said students were at a perfect age to learn about the environment and sustainability.

“We asked this group of students from grades 3 and 4 to come along because they are so often deeply engaged in what we are doing,” she said.

“It’s a good opportunity to take what they learn here today into their adult lives as well.”