Burdekin Reef Guardians network for the environment

Published: 01/03/2012

Reef Guardian teachers in the Burdekin will meet with local environmental partners today to discuss how they can join forces to help protect the environment and the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Reef Guardian Schools Acting Program Manager Carolyn Luder said the Reef Guardian Networking Meeting will 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 2012," she said.

Ms Luder said participants will be able to workshop solutions to current environmental issues in the region.

"The event brings together staff from local schools and representatives from organisations including Burdekin Bowen Integrated Floodplain Management Advisory Committee, Sucrogen, and Education Queensland's Science Sparks program.

"Fifteen networking meetings will be held across Queensland during February and March 2012.

"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 and sustainability outcomes."

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

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