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Learning resources for education at home

During these tough times, we've got you covered with fun and easy-to-use activities focused on water, agriculture and the environment—so you can keep the learning going in the home.

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Introducing the Murray–Darling Basin

Rob is a little confused about what the Basin actually is. After looking for one of Australia's greatest natural treasures, he finds things don’t go to plan and gets launched on a (somewhat unwilling) journey of discovery. To learn the incredible value and diversity of the Basin environments, almost getting eaten by a giant prehistoric wombat will seem totally worth it. (12min, rated G)

Lesson packages

Hume Dam, shown here at sunset, is an example of river infrastructure created to manage the unpredictable nature of Australia's climate.

Water as a resource

Year 7  GeographyScience

This comprehensive package includes five discrete units, each dealing with one aspect of water as a resource: influences on the water cycle, availability of water, water quality, and water use & distribution.

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Major Sumner, an elder of the Ngarrinjerri, revived an ancient ceremonial practice to restore the health of the rivers during the millenium drought.

Caring for River Country

Year 10  Geography

Caring for River Country looks at the ways Aboriginal Australians of the Basin have practiced environmental management both traditionally and in the present day, and how these are shaped by environmental wordviews.

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Real data

The MDBA's river data site includes a number of ways to visualise the data collected at many points around the Basin, making it easy to find and interpret the information you want.

Comprehensive data available in clear, accessible formats is available on our River Data website.

Dive in to the data

Apps to play and learn

Visit the apps page

Downloads and resources

A wide range of professionally-designed and visually-engaging materials can be found in this section.

We also have educational posters, maps, and more available to download or order for free.

Visit the downloads page

Atlas of Living Australia

The Atlas collects, processses, and presents biodiversity data in a simple and effective way, and you can browse with a powerful range of filters.

The MDBA has partnered with the Atlas of Living Australia to map the distribution of flora and fauna across the Basin. Report a sighting or see what's in your area.

Visit the Atlas

Contact the Education team

For any other information, please email

Classroom speakers

The MDBA's Education team offers in-class engagements from guest speakers in select areas. For inquiries please use the email address above.