The WaterRight Gardens webtool is designed to assist home gardeners with key decisions about how much water your garden needs. The tool helps you manage your garden and watering requirements to help maintain a healthy garden in all seasons.
The tool requires you to input your specific information and provides a model of plant type, soil characteristics, wind and shade factors and irrigation systems to estimate watering schedules. It then provides advice on optimum watering requirements - how often and how long, provides options and advice on waterwise plant selections and tips, tricks and tailored advice to create low water use landscapes.
A series of fact sheets and best practice guidelines are also available from the webtool.
Start the WaterRight Gardens webtool.
SA Water has produced a series of curriculum ideas designed to complement the WaterRight webtool and inspire teachers in their lesson planning around a unit on gardens or water. Ideas are put forward with links to the Australian Curriculum (updates will be needed as more curriculum detail is released) and local South Australian resources and excursions. There is an expectation that teachers would design their own learning schedule and choose activities appropriate for their student cohort and classroom context. Activity suggestions can be used for various assessment activities such as elicitation of student knowledge, formative and summative assessment.
Australian Curriculum Overview
WaterRight Curriculum Ideas:
For further information on these curriculum ideas, please contact the SA Water Education Team on (08) 7424 2223.