Building passionate environmental leaders for the region

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Building passionate environmental leaders for the region

Enthusiastic students from across the region met last week for the first time in Naracoorte as part of the Young Environmental Leaders Program (YELP).

The Limestone Coast Landscape Board conducts the program annually which has seen a large increase of school participation for 2021. This year 98 students representing 23 schools are undertaking the program.

Landscape Education Coordinator Damien Bickley said “The increase shows that students are passionate and interested in further developing their knowledge of environmental issues within the region”.

The forum held at the Naracoorte Caves last week saw students learn about the program with a session held inside Blanche Cave and then progress into group activities with a tour of the Bat Observation Centre where they learnt more about the Southern Bent-wing Bat.

Students then spent the afternoon discussing environmental issues and brainstorming ideas for their sustainability project which they will work on throughout the year and present to all the YELP participants at the Expo held in Robe at the end of the year. The Limestone Coast Landscape Board is committed to supporting environmental education within our region and looks forward to the display of projects from the dedicated students.

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