Finalist: Sustainable Education Award
Stanley River Environmental Education Centre
The biennial Bunya to the Bay Project provides a multifaceted, three-week eco-challenge for Queensland high school students. Using canoes and bicycles, the students follow the Brisbane River from its upper reaches down to Moreton Bay, along the way engaging in activities such as water monitoring, vegetation assessment, riparian studies, photography and land management studies.
Spearheaded by the Stanley River Environmental Education Centre, the program is facilitated in partnership with Barambah and Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre. Students gained a strong appreciation of Indigenous Perspectives and developed an increased capacity for environmental science fieldwork and advocacy work. At the end of the adventure, 15 students received a Certificate 2 in Conservation and Land Management.