National Science Week and “Catchment Detox”

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We have all heard about the tragic state of the Murray/Darling River Catchment and the challenges faced by the government and community to restore it. Can you develop the skills necessary to assist river catchments? This year’s project for National Science Week (August 16th to 23rd) is called “Catchment Detox”, where you are challenged to develop and maintain your own catchment area. It’s an amazing online game where you manage a virtual catchment and try balancing three basic factors: the health of the environment, the economy and population growth.

The game is designed to help Australians better understand and manage the environment we live in. Starts Saturday August 17th at

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