Youth: Big futures
Big Futures is a place where you can explore Natural Resource Management for kids. The Northern Gulf of Carpentaria is a unique place with wild open spaces, big rivers and extreme seasons. The remoteness of the Gulf means we have a unique environment with a lot for a child to discover!
The Big Futures concept sprouted in the heart of the Northern Gulf Region with Gulf Kids Environment Day, which has become an annual event for primary school children from Croydon, Georgetown, Mt Surprise, Forsayth, Karumba and surrounding properties. Northern Gulf Resource Management Group aims to engage youth across the region in their natural environment and learning in the garden.
Big Futures has now expanded to include Mitchell River Kids Day, Get into the Garden program, Kids Sustainable Fishing days, Gulf Youth in AG and supporting Junior Landcare across the region with resources, newsletters and competitions.
Funding for Big Futures comes through the Australian Government’s National Landcare program and from a range of sponsorship, grants and in-kind support from partner organisations to support individual projects.
The Gulf Youth in Ag team has received an ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grant from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) to host a "Boots for Change” Dinner to showcase local produce.
Inspired by the “Boots for Change” project, which was generated at the ABC Heywire Youth Summit to grow awareness of local food production and support family farms, the team came up with the idea of holding a dinner under the stars using all local produce.
|Resource||Published||Related project||Type||NRM Topic|
|May 2015||Gulf Kids Garden Newsletters||Newsletters||Community engagement, Curriculum, Education|
|May 2014||Gulf Kids Garden Newsletters||Newsletters||Curriculum, Education|
|Oct 2013||Gulf Kids Garden Newsletters||Newsletters||Curriculum, Education|