Passionate about the environment and want to connect with inspiring national Landcare leaders?
The Gold Coast Catchment Association presents a Gold Coast Landcare Leadership Retreat for students aged 16-25 to get involved in local environmental projects, organisations and lead a cause they are passionate about, and inspire other youthful heroes. This is an exciting opportunity for Gold Coast students to be inspired and connect with experienced and highly-regarded environmental leaders.Special guest: Megan Rowlatt was the award recipient for the 2012 Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award. Megan is an inspiring leader in the national Landcare network for her outstanding achievements in recruiting young people to the Landcare movement by founding the Illawarra Youth Landcare group. She is currently the Local Land Services Officer for the Illawarra region (NSW) funded by South East Local Land Services and hosted by Conservation Volunteers Australia. Megan has worked in natural resource management for the last seven years and degrees relevant to her inspiring work.
The retreat will be held at Darlington Conservation House on Cliff Barrons Road, Kingsholme (northern Gold Coast) over the weekend of Saturday 7th March – Sunday 8th March (stay overnight at Darlington Conservation House) and activities will most certainly be inspiring with documentaries, bush walking, tree planting and bird watching. On the Sunday, there will be an exciting workshop delivered by Landcare experts to help direct those lucky enough to create a strategy to inspire other youthful heroes to join local environmental causes.
Retreat details include:
This retreat is proudly supported by:
This is a free retreat and spaces are limited. Applications are now open and will close on the 18th February. Students who are either an environmental leader at school, study environmental studies or are generally passionate about caring for the environment are recommended to apply! Please note that the retreat will be strictly drug and alcohol free.
The retreat is proudly supported by the Gold Coast Catchment Association, SEQ Landcare Regional Facilitator, SEQ Catchments, Northeast Albert Landcare and Illawarra Landcare.
Please fill out the online form and contact us for further information.