AUSMEPA eNewsletter Spring 2012
This special newsletter contains information about 2 of AUSMEPA's most outstanding initiatives, the Environmental Award (closing soon) and the Rhondda Alexander Memorial Education Grant (opening soon).
CLOSING SOON: AUSMEPA environmental award nominations
The AUSMEPA Environment Award is presented to worthy recipients to recognise and promote achievements, innovation and best practice in minimising marine pollution and the protection of the marine environment. The AUSMEPA Environmental Award can be awarded to individuals, community groups, businesses and government agencies or departments.
Nominations available annually, are now being sought from the maritime community as well as AUSMEPA members. If you know of an inspirational project that meets the criteria below please submit a nomination in hard copy to AUSMEPA's national office PO Box 7122, SIPPY DOWNS, QLD 4556 and also by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 September.
Nominations for the Environmental Award must meet the following criteria:
The AUSMEPA Board will review all nominations that generally meet the required criteria. However, in some years, if nominations fall short of the requited high level, an award may not be made in that year. Find out more here
OPENING SOON: Rhondda Alexander Memorial Education Grant 2013
Following Rhondda Alexander's tragic death in July 2010, AUSMEPA established a memorial to Rhondda Alexander in the form of an annual Grant. The grant is offered to schools Australia-wide.
About the grant
Each year the Australian Marine Environmental Protection Association (AUSMEPA) awards a grant of up to $3,000 towards a school marine education project that leads to students actively improve the marine environment. This can include educating their local community and other behaviour change activities. The grant is open from 30 September and closes on the 1st of March in the following year.
Find out more about the grant here
This project was seen has having a wide applicability as it is intended for free download enabling other students and the wider community to identify and access information on local organisms. It will include photos, scientific names and other salient attributes; diet, conservation status and legal lengths/bag limits for fishers. The project will make it easy for schools to undertake research projects locally and replicate similar 'apps' in other places.
AUSMEPA was also pleased to announce extra funding for two other schools who received $1500 each to support their projects. Queenscliff Primary School, Queenscliff VIC for their project We are the Future.
The other successful candidate Warnambool East Primary School, Warrnambool VIC whose project was titled Rock Pool School: An exploration in conservation.
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