The 2022 Youth Response Conference was hosted by Pimlico State High School at the James Cook University campus in Townsville. The conference brought together over 15 industry expert organizations, 17 staff members from 14 schools and over 100 students from QLD, VIC, NSW, and SA.
The conference underpinned youth action to mitigate and bring awareness to water-themed problems. Students worked in cross-school teams to develop a project implementation plan for their school or community, which aligns to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Great Barrier Reef action goals.
The projects overarched on topics like microplastics, reef restoration, climate change, water quality management and drought related issues. Students presented their proposals for their share of $13,000 in Ripples of Change seed funding to implement their projects in 2023.
The Reef Education team are looking forward to seeing these projects continue to develop over the next year.
For any enquiries regarding the Youth Conference, please contact Rick Harting, Global Education Coordinator at Pimlico SHS via email: firstname.lastname@example.org