86 schools across NSW will share in more than $300,000 funding to implement local and practical environmental education initiatives through the 2018 round of the Eco Schools Grant Program.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest today announced a $3,500 Eco Schools Grant for Duranbah Public school, Banora Point High school and Banora Point Public school to encourage environmental learning opportunities for students, teachers and the school community.
Minister for the Environment Gabrielle Upton said “The Eco Schools Grant Program provides funding for schools to create environmental learning opportunities for students, teachers and the school community.”
“The school children participating in these grassroots environmental projects will learn skills for sustainable living, and develop an appreciation for their local environment.”
Ms Upton said the Eco Schools grants would help young people to learn and value the natural environment.
“These grants help to educate students on the importance of protecting the environment for future generations.”
Mr Provest said “Eco School’s projects provide hands-on, curriculum-based environmental education for students, with a focussing on strong student participation.”
For more details and project descriptions visit https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/schools.htm