Reef Guardian Schools supporting their local environment

Feb 25, 2015

Currently 310 schools, more than 123,000 students and 8218 teachers are helping their local environment and building the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef through the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s (GBRMPA) Reef Guardian Schools program.

The program began in 2003 and sees both primary and high school students, teachers, their communities and local environmental agencies make positive environmental changes for the marine environment. 

Students team up with others in their community to actively participate in activities aimed at improving catchments, water quality, sustainability, and ultimately reef health.

This includes environmental and sustainability projects within their classrooms, their school grounds and local areas such as native habitat revegetation, cleaning up beaches and recycling.

Schools and teachers involved in the program have access to annual activities (including some great prizes) and education resources to assist with delivering curriculum on the Great Barrier Reef. 

For their first Reef Guardian Schools newsletter for the year, please click here.

For further information on Reef Guardian Schools please check out GBRMPA’s website page on Reef Guardian Schools.

If you have any questions or would like to chat further on how you may be able to participate, please contact Bonnie or Megan at

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