Discover the wonders of our waterways at the Riverside Living Museum

Published on 24 November 2022

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An interactive museum and family fun day will celebrate MidCoast Council’s release of its annual Waterway and Catchment Report Card.

Everyone’s invited to the free Riverside Living Museum. Join us in Queen Elizabeth Park, near the Riverstage, on Saturday 10 December from 8.30am to 12pm.

The event aims to connect kids with their local environment and instil a love for where they live.

Both kids and adults will discover more about our waterways and the animals and plants that rely on them.

“There will be a host of hands-on, fun activities at the museum pop-up. You will learn about the Manning River and our Southern Estuaries. You will also have the opportunity to meet local experts. There will be nature art workshops, an interactive catchment model, water testing with scientists, a free barbeque, surveys and games to get the kids involved. Everyone will enjoy hearing from National Parks Discovery Rangers,” said Council’s Water Quality and Estuary Coordinator, Prue Tucker.

“Whilst having fun is the priority, we hope kids will gain an appreciation for the local environment and it becomes something they want to protect into the future."

The Waterway and Catchment Report Card is Council’s opportunity to share the results of our waterways annual health check.

"The results help us measure the success of the many water quality projects we undertake with our community and partners," said Ms Tucker.

For more information on the report card visit