MWKTK – less than 3 weeks til take off!

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Deputy Premier officially launches MWKTK

On Tuesday 4 October we officially launched the 2016 Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids Conference with a function to say thank you to all of our sponsors and supporting organisations at The University of Melbourne.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, James Merlino, spoke about the importance of programs such as KTK for getting students out of the classroom and the Victorian governments commitment to sustainability and renewable energy. We also heard from Prof. Brendan Gleeson, Director, Melbourne Sustainability Society Institute, and long time KTK teacher, Andrew Vance from Melbourne Girls’ College.

But it was ex-KTK student from Melbourne Girls’ College, Ruby Albury, who demonstrated how programs such as KTK help students to build resilience and develop leadership skills. Ruby attributed her involvement in KTK to helping her overcome a fear of public speaking and to finding a safe place where she could follow her passion for the environment.

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Celebrating 10 years of MWKTK

To help us to celebrate our 10th birthday, we are very excited to have two Ministers involved on the first day of the conference at University of Melbourne!

The Hon. Lisa Neville, Minister for Water

Minister Neville will be at the Conference Opening on Monday morning. She will help to cut a special birthday cake featuring everyones favourite freshwater aquatic mammal!

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The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Suburban Development

Minister D’Ambrosio will be our guest for the Gala Dinner on Monday night where she will be able to enjoy entertainment provided by several of our schools.

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Video sneak peak

Here is a sneak peak of some of the videos that schools have made for MWKTK. These will be shown during either the Conference Opening or Gala Dinner and will be uploaded to YouTube after the conference.

Today, Tomorrow, Ribbit – Beaconsfield Upper Primary Schoolbeaconsfield

A Treacherous Tale of Two Turtles – Chatham Primary Schoolchatham

The Treasure of Swan Bay – St Aloysius Primary School, Queenscliffst-alyosius

Water You Doin’? – St Justin’s Primary School, Wheelers Hillst-justins

Global Warming Is Our Global Warning –     St Patrick’s Primary School, Mentonest-patricks

Waterwise News – Toorak Primary School

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We couldn’t do it with out you!

We cannot thank all of our sponsors enough. MWKTK would not have been around for 10 years without these organisations.

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Supporting Organisations

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