BDC student inspire next generation at environment congress
STUDENTS from Coffs Harbour's Bishop Druitt College are making a mark in conservation.
Environment group members Giles Tennant, Mia Rann and Lillian Kok-McKosker, made a presentation at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature World Parks Congress held in Sydney.
The congress is a global forum on protected areas held every 10 years with delegates from all over the world attending.
Bishop Druitt College was one of eight NSW secondary schools chosen to work on a conservation project.
Giles, Mia, Lillian and fellow students from the environment group have been working on the project since July.
They worked with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service mentors, investigating the stream Healthy Parks Healthy People.
The group examined how school students engage with the environment and protected areas, the health benefits they might gain and how to work towards a healthier balance between nature-based and technology-driven activities.
They were required to carry out primary and secondary research on the project, develop an inspiring solution, write a report based on their research and produce a positive message in the form of a short video.
A link to that video can be found on the Bishop Druitt College Facebook page.