Discovery Trail tours a popular choice for schools

February 2, 2012

The Cotter Dam Discovery Trail was constructed in September 2010 to engage the community with the Cotter Dam enlargement project, and this free attraction is proving to be a hit with local school groups. ACTEW offers free guided tours of the Discovery Trail for school and community groups and has so far taken over 65 groups through.

The Cotter Dam Discovery Trail ties in perfectly with ACTEW’s Cotter Dam Education Kit as it provides students with a real ‘hands on’ experience of the Cotter, an area held dear by many Canberra residents. The Education Kit was developed by teachers, for teachers and includes curriculum units as well as various media tools, covering the subjects: protecting the environment, engineering and water supply, and people and place. A copy of the Kit was provided to every school in the ACT.

ACTEW Managing Director, Mark Sullivan, has said of the Cotter Dam Education Kit, “water and sustainability are key issues for our city's future, and making resources like the Cotter Dam Education Kit available will help to ensure we're well equipped to face these issues effectively. It's important to give today's school children the skills and knowledge they need to be the future custodians of water in the ACT."

Since completion of the Discovery Trail over 38,000 visitors have walked the scenic path.

For further information or to download curriculum units from the Cotter Dam Education Kit click here. To learn more about the free tours or to book a tour for your group phone 6248 3131 or book online by clicking here.