Calling for young environmental enthusiasts
The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board’s Education program is looking for high school students who are interested in the environment, to become members of the 2024 River Murray Youth Council program.
The River Murray Youth Council (RMYC) provides opportunity for young people in the region to develop their interest in the environment, connect with their peers and explore their leadership potential.
“We’re looking for high school students from the Murraylands and Riverland region who are keen to make a difference and learn more about caring for and conserving our local landscapes. Members will experience hands-on learning by taking action on environmental issues, and have their say about how we can protect the environment now and into the future” said Ilyth Burton, Regional Education Officer for the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board.
Celebrating its 21st year, the Education program is looking to recruit new members who not only have a love for the environment, but who might be interested in pursuing a career in the environmental field as well.
“Being part of the RMYC gives members a unique opportunity to work with a range of experts including wetland ecologists, scientists, and park rangers. It allows members to gain insider knowledge about what it takes to work in these fields. We’ve actually seen past members move on and pursue a career in the environmental and natural resource management area.” said Ms Burton.
Information sessions to find out more about the RMYC program
Information sessions will be held in February for students who are interested in applying for the RMYC.
“These sessions give students, and their parents, a chance to find out more about what’s involved with being a RMYC member” said Ms Burton.
Riverland: Monday 19 February at Martin Bend, Berri
Murraylands: Friday 23 February at Swanport Wetlands, Murray Bridge
Lunchtime information sessions are also available for interested schools.
Students are encouraged to learn more about the RMYC, and the application process, by visiting the River Murray Youth Council page.
This project is supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through funding from the landscape levies.
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