Whitsunday Reef Guardians network for the environment

Published: 23/04/2012

Reef Guardian teachers in the Whitsundays will meet with local environmental partners later 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 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 all Whitsunday Reef Guardian schools and representatives from environmental partners including Whitsunday Catchment Landcare, Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service, Canegrowers, Paluma Environmental Education Centre, and Whitsunday Regional Council.

"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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