Reef Guardian Farleigh State School given helping hand

Published: 20/07/2011

Farleigh State School is set to receive a funding boost to further their environmental activities.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Reef Guardian Schools Regional Liaison Officer Carolyn Thompson said students and teachers from Farleigh State School will be presented with $500 as part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's Ripples of Change seed funding grants on Monday 7 March 2011.

"The school has been an active participant in the Reef Guardian Schools program and will use this funding to further its environmental activities by establishing a 'bush house' to propagate seeds from native plant species," Ms Thompson said.

"Congratulations also go to Glenella State School and Moranbah State School who also won Ripples of Change seed funding grants."

The Reef Guardian Schools Ripples of Change grants consist of 20 $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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