One Local Government Council is keeping its waterways clean and educating young residents at the same time.

More than 100 students got thoroughly muddy - in the name of science - during the launch of the City of Gold Coast’s Pimpama Catchment Study Guide.

The guide is part of a program to promote healthy waterways through education, it was developed by the Council’s Catchment Management Unit to provide information and hands-on experience for teachers and students.

The Council plan has brought together a number of schools in the area, and should be of benefit to all students in the City and to the waterways too.

The Guide has seen a successful launch with Mayor Tom Tate and Junior Mayor Zac Revere on site, who said, “This is such a fun and exciting way to learn about our environment. As a student I can relate to how important it is to have practical experience as part of your studies.”

A copy of the River Catchment Study Guide is available from the City Of Gold Coast.