Monday 22 October, 2012
The first of about 2000 students from schools across the Tamworth region will see a world-class exhibition design to inform and educate about water at Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre.
Our Water, a travelling exhibition from Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre, opens today.
Tamworth Regional Council has brought Our Water to Tamworth as part of National Water Week 2012.
Schools from across the region will visit the free hands-on exhibition from today until October 31. Local residents are also invited to make a booking for free entry to the exhibition on the weekend of October 27 and 28.
Questacon's Our Water exhibition engages and inspires visitors to expand their understanding and delve into Australia's unique water situation by asking the question: If you were in control of Australia's water, how would you use it?
Our Water challenges visitors to investigate water from an urban, agricultural, industrial and environmental perspective.
It comprises 28 hands-on exhibits designed to inform and educate visitors to make decisions about water, and to examine the consequences of the different uses and reuses of water in Australia.
The exhibition is the result of a partnership between Questacon and the National Water Commission which committed $1.7 million for the development of the exhibition, and to tour it throughout regional and metropolitan Australia.
Local residents must book to see the free exhibition. Bookings can be made by contacting Ellyse Kennedy at Tamworth Regional Council by calling 6767 5801 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
National Water Week, which started yesterday and runs until October 27, is an annual awareness campaign which aims to improve community understanding of water issues in Australia. It is coordinated by the Australian Water Association of which Tamworth Regional Council is a member.