Rockhampton and Yeppoon Reef Guardians Network for the environment

Published: 19/07/2011

Rockhampton and Yeppoon Reef Guardian teachers will meet with representatives from Local Government, environmental organisations, industry and government tomorrow to discuss how they can educate children about water quality and looking after waterways, which will help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Regional Liaison Manager Julie Cook 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 Cook said.

"Teachers will also be provided with professional development training in water quality testing and how to conduct water bug surveys thanks to the Fitzroy Basin Association."

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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