Sewage science for students

POO-DO GURU: Crystal Brook Primary School's Kacey Wilson, Arquene Westdorp, Shiyla Thompson and Amelia Wilson.
POO-DO GURU: Crystal Brook Primary School's Kacey Wilson, Arquene Westdorp, Shiyla Thompson and Amelia Wilson.

The students from Crystal Brook Primary School were taken on an interesting adventure in Adelaide last week, when they learned about the sewage during a workshop called ‘Poo-Do Gurus’. 

The interactive and education program about sewage treatment is designed for students in Years five to seven to see how science can be applied in real-life scenarios. 

The students experience the sights, sounds and smells of a wastewater treatment facility and discover why it is important to modern life. 

The general manager of communications and engagement for SA Water Anna Jackson says that the workshops and tours are a way to show the behind the scenes of what happens for every time they flush the toilet. 

“The average person flushes the toilet 2,500 times a year. This program lets children go behind the scenes to see what happens after they flush”, Anna said. 

“We process around 250,000 megalitres of sewage at our wastewater treatment plants across Adelaide every year.”

The workshops were held at the SA Water’s learning centre in Victoria Square the students are able to wear lab coats and safety glasses to run a series of entertaining experiments 

For more information visit sawater.com.au.