We are so excited to have joined Melbourne Water’s network of Community Rain Readers. Melbourne Water currently maintains a network of about 550 rain gauges across metropolitan and rural areas operated on a voluntary basis by local residents, bowling clubs, golf clubs etc. Bonbeach Primary is the FIRST SCHOOL on board, so term one, we will need some Greenthumbs to become "rain gauge readers" - a very important role within our garden program!
We are offering our assistance by collecting important rain data from our school garden, each day for a year. The data will be used to help populate the monthly rainfall figures for Melbourne Water regions.
It's simple, fun and incredibly important information we are providing to Melbourne Water to help track rainfall figures across Melbourne. Students will be involved with recording the data.