Working with schools

Climate change education in the Great Barrier Reef catchment is via the GBRMPA Reef Guardian stewardship program.

The Reef Guardian Schools program is a voluntary stewardship program that involves partnerships between schools and their communities to work towards a sustainable future for the Great Barrier Reef.

This education program currently sees more than 113,000 students committed to the protection and conservation of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

As part of the initiative, teachers have access to science curriculum material linked to the Australian National Curriculum and students are involved in activities both in and outside the classroom to help protect the Reef.

This includes schools undertaking energy audits, creating worm farms, growing their own fruit and vegetables, and taking part in local clean ups. Schools benefit from their involvement in the Reef Guardian Schools program by being recognised as leaders in sustainable living in their community.