Young Australians around the country are passionately pursuing a better future for the Reef.
#Future Reef leaders
The next generation of Australians are laser-focused on protecting the environment and every day they inspire us to work harder and do more.
Never before has there been a generation so engaged and determined to shift the dial on climate change. Australia's youth are bringing their smarts, climate awareness and drive to shift the status quo and translating that into real action through schools, community groups and ranger programs. They're lending their hands, voices and even their running legs to secure a better future for our Reef.
Junior ranger programs are a valuable way of transferring Traditional Knowledge from elders to the younger generation to upskill the rangers of the future. The programs aim to inspire the next generation to care for Country and foster closer links within the community through both school-based and on-Country learning.
Young people around Australia are signing up for school Run4Fun programs and raising money to plant corals on the Reef. So far, students have raised more than $200,000 – enough to plant more than 11,000 corals to help repopulate damaged areas and build its resilience to the impacts of climate change.
Believe. Respect. Openness. Learn. Grow. Achieve. The BROLGA Junior Rangers Program supports experiences for Indigenous youth to learn about various environmental management topics integrating both western and traditional sciences and approaches.
The Earthwatch TeachLive program empowers teachers and community leaders to establish wetland monitoring sites that measure blue carbon storage and sequestration, and build a community network of people protecting coastal wetlands.
This youth-led marine turtle conservation program facilitated by Fitzroy Basic Association aims to enable youth to lead, share and implement their marine turtle conservation ideas and passion to inspire their community working alongside Traditional Custodians.