Students engage next generation to protect Great Barrier Reef07 December 2016

Cassandra Erbs from the Great Barrier Reef Foundation with CEP winners Bronte Wilson, Ebony Granada, Julia Salisbury, Lara Simpson, Lucia Chen, and their MBA Project Advisor, Mark Scanlan

A team of UQ commerce and economics students has been applauded for their idea to help protect the Great Barrier Reef from imminent threats such as land clearing and coral bleaching.

In partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, the team developed a concept for an interactive app to educate primary school aged children on the reef and the importance of conservation.

The project was the stand-out of this semester’s Community Engagement Program (CEP), an initiative that gives students from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL) practical experience working with non-profit and community groups.

Director of Marketing and Business Development at the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, Cassandra Erbs, said the app would empower children, their parents and teachers to create positive change to protect the reef.

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