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This project is supported by The Central Qld Coast Landcare Network through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country

Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association is supported by Mackay Regional Council through the Natural Environment Levy and Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday Isaac) Limited.

Reef Catchments Mackay Regional Council

Sarina Catchment Schools Program 2009 (2008 - 2009)

Main proponent:     Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association Inc.
Cash funding:   Hail Creek Mine Community Development Fund
Other proponents:   Mackay Regional Council (MRC), Great Barrier Reef Marine Parks Authority (GBRMPA)
In kind funding:   SLCMA, MRC, GBRMPA

Project outline:

The aim of the program is to provide all primary schools within the Sarina Catchment an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the loval environment and its condition. The program will be designed to cover four broad and contrasting natural resource management related topics including: water quality, flora, fauna, and the effects of urbanisation.

The programs' objective is to create a hands-on educational program, that provides awareness to students on the environmental health of the Sarina catchment and the direct relationship each person has in maintaining the environmental health of the catchment.

Project achievements and outcomes:

Development of activity booklet for students (and teachers)
Involvement of stakeholders to deliver activities: MRC: waste & water recycling, GBRMPA: Catchment Role Play
330 students from 4 local primary schools attended

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