Reef Guardian Atherton State School given helping hand

Published: 19/07/2011

An Atherton Reef Guardian School will be recognised tomorrow (Friday 18 March 2011) for the innovative environmental work they intend to undertake in 2011.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Regional Liaison Officer Rhianna Rickard said students and teachers from Atherton State School will be presented with $500 as part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's Ripples of Change seed funding grants.

"The school has been an active participant in the Reef Guardian Schools program and will use this funding to further its environmental activities including rehabilitating a local creek," Ms Rickard said.

The Reef Guardian Schools Ripples of Change grants consist of 20 x $500 grants which provide an opportunity for Reef Guardian Schools to undertake small environmental projects within their schools.

Schools nominate a project that they would like to initiate and present a project plan to the GBRMPA. The selected schools are presented with their project funds early in the school year to allow them to complete their projects within the school year cycle.

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

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