Terrain and the Wet Tropics Management Authority are calling on Wet Tropics teens to draw inspiration from the likes of David Attenborough, Greta, Dr Karl and local environmentalist Brian “Rossy” Ross and put Wet Tropics environmental issues in the spotlight.
The video competition is challenging students from the region to put their creative minds and smart phones to good use to shoot an inspiring three-minute video. Local tour guide and ecologist, Brian Ross, wants students to follow his “step outside mate” motto and get involved in the competition.
The competition is open to Year 10 and Year 11 students in the Wet Tropics region – which spans from Mossman to Ingham and west to Atherton.
Terrain NRM Chair Dr Keith Noble said that getting the next generation of leaders engaged in addressing environmental issues is important for the region’s future.
“By working together and giving younger generations the opportunity to get involved in our NRM challenges, we’re a step closer towards a more sustainable future,” Dr Noble said.
Prizes up for grabs include a Palm Cove kayak turtle tour, a Kuranda stand-up paddle boarding and photography lesson and tour, awarded to the first and second place winners.
Entries are open to groups of five or less people with video entries requiring a #terrainchangers on Instagram or Facebook by 30 October. Winners will be announced in November.
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