Burdekin Reef Guardians network for the environment

Published: 20/07/2011

Burdekin Reef Guardian teachers and Council representatives will meet with environmental organisations, industry and government tomorrow evening to discuss how they can join forces to help protect the environment and the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Reef Guardian Schools Education Officer Carolyn Luder said the Reef Guardian Networking Meeting would give teachers and partners the chance to gain access to resources, people power and information.

"The event will provide one-on-one networking opportunities to share resources, knowledge and environmental opportunities in 2011," Ms Luder said.

"The Burdekin event was highly successful last year and this year has been extended to include more community and industry representatives.

"It is fantastic to see Burdekin Shire Council, a Reef Guardian Council, who have been such a big supporter of our Reef Guardian Schools, advocate for such wide community involvement in this event.

"This year we have nine Schools represented and eight local organisations, industries and government bodies participating.

"Reef Guardian Networking Meetings are held annually throughout the Great Barrier Reef catchment and have proven to be highly successful in establishing lasting community partnerships."

Reef Guardian Schools is an environmental education program run by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

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