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.    

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Ag Careers Opportunity for Northern Gulf Youth
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- an action packed Junior Landcare event for Upper Primary Schools students in the Mitchell River Catchment
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Get into the GardenSupporting remote schools to grow fresh produce!
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- a big Junior Landcare day out for students in remote parts of the Northern Gulf Region.
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Gulf Kids GardenA resource for teachers, home tutors, parents, and school, childcare & afterschool care communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Gulf Kids Garden newsletter is full of information that can be used to assist the community with getting our kids involved in gardening and the local environment.
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24 Apr 2017
NGRMG is running a competition for our Gulf kids. Win one of three wonderful gardening prizes. To be in the running send us a picture of your best home grown produce, with your top growing tip:
30 Sep 2015

Little Gems Childrens Centre in Georgetown recieved the Junior Landcare Team Award at the Queensland State Landcare Awards.  The awards were held at the Reef Range and Red Dust Conference in Coloundra.  Georgetown State School Principal Melissa Weiland nominated the Cent

15 Sep 2015
What happens when bush kids can’t get to a museum? We bring the museum to the bush!
22 Jun 2015
Grow Do It Tour
Get into the Garden has joined forces for a few special weeks with the Formidable Vegetable Sound System to form the Grow Do It Tour of schools in the Region!
27 Feb 2015
Junior Landcare Tent at Barra Beef and Bulldust Expo Karumba
A chance to partner with Northern Gulf in creating a great future for youth in our Region.
29 Oct 2014
Keep up to date with sustainable Ag career opportunities on our new facebook page!
29 Feb 2012
There's no place like home, and these kids want to introduce us to their patch of country.
Healthy Kids Healthy Waterways at Mareeba Wetlands90 students from the Mitchell River Catchment gather to celebrate healthy waterways from creeks to the coast!
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Dr Claire and Bugs at GKED140 kids descend on Croydon to explore the kitchen-garden!
Status: Completed