For kids

Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin offers lots of ways to get involved with your environment.

By joining the River Murray Youth Council (RMYC) or going to a Young Environmental Leaders (YEL) forum, you can play a part in looking after our natural resources, take action on environmental issues and have your say about how we can protect our landscape now and into the future.

We have resources, programs and information to support young people such as the River Murray Youth Council and information about work experience and career pathways.

River Murray Youth Council

The River Murray Youth Council is a group of students from year 8-12 in the SAMDB region interested in learning about and caring for the environment. There are two groups – one in the Lower Murray and one in the Upper Murray.

By being involved with the River Murray Youth Council you may quality for SACE credits in year 11 or 12 through Self-directed Community Learning: Taking a leadership role in Landcare or conservation groups

Please speak with your SACE Coordinator for more information. 

Young Environmental Leaders Program

The Young Environmental Leaders Program is FREE and open to students in Year 5-7. The program provides four students from each school in the SAMDB region with outstanding opportunities to develop as young leaders with a connection to and respect for their local environment.

If you are a year 5-7 student in the SA Murray-Darling Basin region and interested in joining becoming a Young Environmental Leader, talk to your teacher and direct them to our website.

Youth Environment Council

The Youth Environment Council provides an opportunity for like-minded Year 7-10 students to share, learn and be inspired about sustainability. The YEC offers free camps, online workshops and forums to give students the skills and knowledge to run their own environmental action projects in their local community.

If you are a student in year 7-10 in South Australia and interested in joining the Youth Environment Council, visit the YEC (SA) website.

Youth Voice

NRM Education supports youth action groups in schools to build the capacity of students as change agents within their schools.

The NRM Education team mentors student environment/youth action groups and assists them to develop plans and projects within their schools. NRM Education also has a number of resources that can assist student groups to explore sustainability.

If you are a student in the SA Murray-Darling Basin region and would like to start an environment group at school, speak to your teacher and ask them to contact your local NRM Education Coordinator.

Resources for kids

Research projects

We can assist students with research projects by:

  • linking you to contacts and information on environmental topics
  • linking you to community groups or people with specialist knowledge and examples of on-ground projects
  • helping you choose a study topic based on local environmental issues

For research project topic ideas click here

School programs

NRM Education offers a number of school programs including:

If you are a student in the SA Murray-Darling Basin region and would like to participate in any of these programs, speak to your teacher and ask them to contact your local NRM Education Coordinator.


Upper Murray NRM Education Coordinator

Bec Stevens
08 8580 1820

Lower Murray NRM Education Coordinator

Danielle Dutschke
08 8532 9103

Related links

More information

  • Senior NRM Education Coordinator
    Upper level, Corner Mann & Walker Street, Mount Barker SA 5251
    08 8391 7500