Rockhampton Reef Guardians network for the environment

Published: 20/03/2012

Reef Guardian teachers in Rockhampton will meet with local environmental partners tomorrow 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 gave 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 would workshop solutions to current environmental issues in the region.

"The event will bring together staff from 12 local schools and representatives from environmental partners including Greening Australia, Queensland Frog Society, Keppel & Fitzroy Delta Alliance, Rockhampton Regional Council, Fitzroy Basin Association, Fitzroy River & Coastal Catchments Inc., Earth Smart Science program and CQUniversity.

"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.

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

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