Whitsunday Reef Guardians network for the environment

Published: 20/07/2011

Whitsunday Reef Guardian teachers will connect with Local Government representatives, environmental organisations, industry and government tomorrow (Thursday 10 March 2011) to discuss how they can join forces to help educate students on how to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Regional Liaison Officer Carolyn Thompson said the Reef Guardian Networking Meeting would give participants 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 Thompson said the theme for the event would be 'Yours, Mine, Ours.'

"We hope the teachers will share with other participants what they hope to do this year, what they have done in the past and what's worked well, and what they would like some assistance with this year," she said.

"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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