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The Freshwater box has been developed in conjunction with Sydney Water. This box replaces the Life in Freshwater box and has been expanded to include some exciting new water quality monitoring equipment and learning resources. The new content will provide a glimpse into life in fresh water, how we impact it and the action we can take to improve our catchments.

Freshwater Box
Contents of the Freshwater MIAB Image: James King
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Box Contents:

Life in freshwater diorama


  • Dragonfly nymph
  • Pond snail
  • Tubifex worm
  • Yabby
  • Damselfly
  • Spotted Marsh Frog
  • Eastern Water Skink
  • Murray River Rainbow Fish
  • Giant Water Bug
  • Water Spider

Water quality collecting equipment:

  • Dip net
  • pH strips
  • Turbidity tubes
  • Thermometers
  • Electrical conductivity meter
  • Identification charts
  • Sampling trays
  • Water flow cup

Teaching material:

  • Information panels
  • Teachers Guide
  • Lesson Plans
  • Activitiy Sheets
  • What's in a Drop DVD
  • Books
  • Poster
  • Factsheets

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