River Murray Youth Council is recruiting new members

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The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board invites high school students in years 7-12 with an interest in the environment and existing members to come along to information sessions and find out about the River Murray Youth Council (RMYC).

Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board RMYC Coordinator Ilyth Burton said come along and listen to an overview of the RMYC program for 2022 and learn about current projects happening around your local areas.

"Past RMYC members will be present to share their experiences," Ms Burton said.

Previous RMYC members Mitchell Kroemer, Callum Isaacs, Ceobahn Webber and Kirra Demtchuk recently completed traineeships at Calperum Station, working with the Calperum Indigenous Rangers and Ecology team.

Mitchell, Callum, Ceobahn, and Kirra have completed a Certificate 3 in Conservation and Ecosystem Management through Calperum Station’s education program.

Callum and Ceobahn have since started a Diploma in Conservation and Ecosystem Management undertaking a traineeship at Calperum Station, with Mitchell commencing a university degree in Environmental Science.

Calperum Station Education Manager Julie Robertson said the RMYC has provided a good base for our trainees, who have been able to bring the skills learnt into the workplace.

“They are now continuing with their education, and well on their way to becoming ecologists,“ she said.

Callum, Kirra and Ceobahn were recently nominated for a Riverland and Mallee Vocational award.

Ms Burton said we would like to congratulate Callum, Ceobahn and Kirra on their nomination and wish them all the best.

"RMYC members learn environmental skills and gain valuable experience outside the classroom," she said.

"Members participate in full-day forums, including guest speakers and hands-on activities. Students have the opportunity to gain leadership skills, learn about career pathways and work on local projects."

"Other exciting activities include field trips, camps and student presentations."

"Members of the RMYC are supported by a group of mentors including Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board staff, environmental experts, past members and teachers.

"The information sessions are a great opportunity for students and parents to come along and meet the returning members and mentors, participate in some fun activities and hear what the RMYC is all about," Ms Burton said.

People wishing to find out more information are encouraged to come along to the free RMYC information sessions that will be held in the following locations:

Riverland

Wednesday 9 March 2022, 4.00 pm-6.30 pm

Apex Park, Lake Bonney, Barmera

Registration is essential via Eventbrite.

Murraylands

Thursday 10 March 2020 4.00 pm-6.30 pm

Swanport wetland, Murray Bridge

Registration is essential via Eventbrite.

For more information contact Ilyth Burton on email: ilyth.burton@sa.gov.au

The RMYC is supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through funding from the landscape levies.

River Murray Youth Council is recruiting new members
The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board invites high school students in years 7-12 with an interest in the environment and past members to come along to information sessions and find out about the River Murray Youth Council (RMYC).

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