Student ideas to shape the South East's future

Natural Resources South East challenged students to think about climate change and their role in creating the future they want for the region at its ‘Shaping Our Future’ NRM Youth Summit.

Natural Resources SE Senior NRM Planner Wendy Telfer helps students ‘shape our future’

With workshops on landscape links, marine debris, water testing, bush management, weed engagement, mobile app development, and bird identification, the Natural Resources SE Community Engagement team collaborated with teams across the department to make the event a success.

Natural Resources SE also worked closely with the Department for Education and Child Development to incorporate science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) learning into the summit.

Natural Resources SE Sustainable Communities Coordinator Alison Boomsma said the day was a terrific learning experience for both the students and the SE NRM Board.

‘The students provided us with some fantastic ideas, which we will carry through to our sub-regional workshops with the broader community later in the year,’ Alison said.

Natural Resources SE NRM Officer Aidan Laslett discusses managing natural resources with students
Students identified important actions for the future
More than 130 students attended the NRM youth summit