Reef Guardian Weir State School given helping hand

Published: 20/07/2011

A Townsville Reef Guardian School will be recognised on Monday (28 February 2011) for the innovative environmental work they intend to undertake in 2011.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Reef Guardian Schools Education Officer Carolyn Luder said students and teachers from the Weir 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 by purchasing a water quality monitoring kit to conduct regular water testing in the Ross River," Ms Luder said.

"Other worthy recipients include Annandale Christian College, Townsville Community Learning Centre, Townsville State High School, St Patrick's College, Woodstock State School, and St Michael's Catholic School and Bwgcolman Community School on Palm Island."

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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