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YATZ members with our Life Sciences Manager, our YATZ Co-ordinator and our Aboriginal Project Officer posing with the Rhino statues outside Taronga Western Plains Zoo

2016 GoMAD Challenge - Western NSW Region



The GoMAD (Go Make  A Difference) Challenge is a collaboration between NSW Environmental and Zoo Education Centres (EZECs) and the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage.


GoMAD is an environmental youth leadership program to help students MAKE A DIFFERENCE in their schools and communities by targeting a student-identified environmental issue. This year, the program is expanding into the Western NSW Region thanks to the support of western EZECS.

The 2016 GoMAD Challenge for the Western Region will include:

  • GoMAD Youth Forum - For teams of five students from years 8-10 and their teachers (including teacher PL), 10:00am to 3pm, 4th April @ Taronga Western Plains Zoo ($8 per student)
  • GoMAD school projects – Terms 1-3, Schools work on a project, create a video and receive external mentor support to realise their solution to an environmental problem.
  • Optional GoMAD student camps - run by your local Environmental Education Centre to support student projects
  • Successful teams can submit their project plans and receive a small grant to help them implement their project. 


Registrations close on Monday, 28th March 2016

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2016 GoMAD Challenge - Western NSW