Welcome to Gulf kids!
This remoteness also means accessing fresh food can be difficult. the Gulf community has already begun to take on the challenge of healthy eating for our outback kids! Some schools have been growing vegetables and others are teaching kids to cook healthy meals. Growing food not only encourages healthy eating it also keeps kids active and is an opportunity to learn about the environment.
Check out below to see how our gulf kids have been learning about their local environment, the garden projects they have been doing and where to find great information and resources to get your own garden growing!
Lets celebrate with our very own Gulf Kids Environment Day 2012!
Gulf Kids Environment Day 2012 was an even bigger success than 2011! more than 100 students from Croydon, Karumba, Normanton, Georgetown and surrounding properties explored how to grow food sustainably, investigated worm farms, no dig gardening, composting and permaculture design. Another aspect of the day was activities that reflected the measures local producers take to look after their environment, including monitoring pasture and biodiversity, dealing with weeds, feral animals and erosion and looking at technology used such as solar power and GPS. Here are some of the fantastic photos from the day including learning about pasture management, working collie dog display, no-dig gardening, learning all about permaculture and all the kids listening to some presentations.
Check out the adventures of Norman the Northern Gulf Gnome
Norman is a very busy little gnome and regularly visits schools in the Northern Gulf region to have a chat about all things green!
He loves looking after the environment and getting gardens growing!
Click on the links to see what he's been up to and if you would like him to visit your school please send us a message at email@example.com
Norman will be visiting Croydon primary school on Monday 13th September, so visit us soon to see how much fun he had!
Come and see some of his other adventures!
Croydon Primary School 10th September 2010
Croydon School tree planting day 13th September 2010
Cairns School of Distance 13th September 2010 (Savannah cluster Minischool)
Camp Cobbold 2nd October 2010
Youth Trek Visits October November 2010
Norman visits the BBB Expo November 2011
Gulf Kids garden newsletter
Our newsletter is full of events and resources to inspire families and educators to get gulf kids out and learning about their local environment & having a go in the garden.Gulf Kids Garden newsletter July 2010
Gulf Kids Garden newsletter October 2010
Gulf Kids Garden newsletter January 2011
Gulf Kids Garden newsletter July 2011
Gulf Kids Garden newsletter January 2012
Gulf Kids Garden newsletter January 2013
Gulf Kids scientists
A special section for all you budding scientists, click below to see the results of the biodiversity surveys the kids have been doing in the Gulf. Compare their data with yours.
Links and Resources
Please see our REVISED list of relevant suppliers, organisations, educational websites and funding sources all relevent to the Northern Gulf region.
The Northern Gulf Resource Management Group's Gulf Kids Competition for 2013 is back!
This competition is for children aged between 5 and 13 years and live in the catchments of the Mitchell, Staaten, Gilbert & Norman Rivers. This includes all the Shires within our region.
This years challenges are;
- Design an A4 size collage picture with a Healthy Waterways theme (5-7 years of age)
- Create a bumper sticker with a Healthy Waterways theme (8-10 years of age)
- Create an A3 or bigger poster detailing "how you use and look after water at your place" 11-13 years of age)
Prizes are fantastic;
- 1st prize - $250
- 2nd prize - $150
- 3rd prize - $50
And the closing date is the 2nd August so get creating kids! You can also download the information flyer here and the entry form. If you'd like further information please contact our head office on (07) 4062 1330.
Proudly Sponsored by Bendigo Bank
Click below to see Croydon School getting out and about in their local environment!
Photos courtesy of Erica Blumson, Gillian Hinrichsen and Croydon Primary School