Reef Guardian Schools annual activities
During the school year, Reef Guardian Schools can participate in a range of events, activities and awards.
For more information on how to apply and closing dates please contact the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
Ripples of Change grants
Each year 20 Reef Guardian Schools receive grants of $500 each to implement environmental initiatives in their school community. Previous winners have used the grants for projects such as recycling programs and native habitat regeneration.
- 2013 school year grants recipients
- The Hon Tony Burke MP - Ripples of environmental change to flow across Queensland schools
Future Leaders Eco Challenge
These day-long activities encourage students to step up as community leaders in sustainable living and protecting our environment. Each year a different theme is chosen to promote partnerships between schools and regional environmental groups. Students participate in activities such as wetland revegetation, stormwater drain stencilling, marine debris collection and water quality testing.
Held annually in towns and cities across Queensland, these meetings are great opportunities for teachers to meet with environmental partner organisations to share resources and information, and form lasting partnerships.
Through these activities, Reef Guardian Schools can work with environmental and community groups, government departments, Local Marine Advisory Committees and other Reef Guardians.
Reef Guardian Schools can be awarded $1000 to continue environmental projects they have worked on in the past year. The funds help the winning schools to continue their projects and start new programs.
Successful projects have included waste recycling programs and water reduction systems. Check out our Facebook page to see photos of the great work of our Reef Guardian Schools Annual Award winners.
2012 Reef Guardian Schools Annual Award winners are:
|Belgian Gardens State School
||Bright Sparks Award
|Holloways Beach Environmental Education Centre
||Reef Guardian Champions Award
|Redlynch State College
||Sea Stars Award
|Cleveland District State High School
||Waste Watchers Award
|Kalkie State School
||Water Warriors Award
|Kidz at the Beach, Bowen
||Learning Legends Award
|The Hall State School
||Action and Adventures Award
|North Rockhampton State High School
||Community Connection Award
|Hervey Bay State High School
||Habitat Heroes Award
|Beaconsfield State School
||R-Amp it down Award