Funding boost for Babinda State School

Published: 16/02/2012

Students at the Babinda State School will receive $500 to further enhance their efforts to protect the Great Barrier Reef through the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's (GBRMPA) Ripples of Change grants program.

GBRMPA Reef Guardian Director Karen Vohland said the grant would allow students to continue and expand on their environmental work.

"Twenty $500 grants are awarded by the GBRMPA each year to assist Reef Guardian Schools to undertake small environmental projects within their schools," she said.

"The schools nominate a project they would like to initiate and present a project plan to the GBRMPA.  

"The Babinda State School has been actively involved in the Reef Guardian Schools program and the students have been recognised for their initiative to implement paper and plastic recycling and improve waste management strategies.

"This funding will be used to extend their environmental activities and cover the costs of printing signs to promote recycling messages."

The selected schools receive their grants early in the year to allow them time to implement their projects within the school year cycle.

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

The program aims to create awareness, understanding and appreciation of the Great Barrier Reef and its connected ecosystems.

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