The ‘Extension careers in reef water quality’ developed an educational resource aimed at high school students in years 7-10 that links agricultural education with extension officer career pathways by showcasing how the agricultural industry is addressing water quality in reef catchments. An interactive resource designed to promote critical thinking demonstrates how sugarcane is produced in Australia, its products and by-products and impact on the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Students will learn what the role of an extension officer is and how they have contributed to improvements in sugarcane productivity and environmental sustainability. Students will conduct their own experiments to understand the effect of farming practices on water quality.
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