For students

There are lots of ways young people can get involved with learning about the local environment.

By joining the River Murray Youth Council (RMYC) or going to a Young Environmental Leaders (YEL) forum, you can play a part in managing our landscapes, take action on environmental issues and have your say about how we can protect our landscape now and into the future.

We have resources, programs and information to support young people including information about work experience and career pathways.

River Murray Youth Council (RMYC)

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The River Murray Youth Council is a group of students from year 8-12 in the Murraylands and Riverland region, who are interested in learning about and caring for the environment. 

Members participate in online meetings with other students and guest speakers from across the region and hands-on project days working on real, local projects which aim to improve and sustain the environment. 

RMYC members develop leadership skills and have the opportunity to learn about and take part in the management of our local landscape.

Young Environmental Leaders (YEL) Program

Young Environmental Leaders logo

The Young Environmental Leaders Program is open to students in Year 5-7. The program provides four students from each school in the Murraylands and Riverland region with outstanding opportunities to develop as young leaders with a connection to and respect for their local environment. 

Forums are held each term and involve fun, hands-on activities in a natural setting such as a national park or a wetland. 

If you are a year 5-7 student in the Murraylands and Riverland region and interested in becoming a Young Environmental Leader, talk to your teacher and direct them to our website or contact an Education Officer for more information.

Youth voice

The Education Program supports youth action groups in schools to help students develop leadership skills and develop a voice around environmental topics.

The Education team is able to mentor student environment and youth action groups and assists them to develop plans and projects within their schools. The Education team also has a number of resources that can assist student groups to explore sustainability.

If you are a student in the Murraylands and Riverland region and would like to start an environment group at school, speak to your teacher and ask them to contact an Education Officer.


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