Coastal Connection Challenge
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Who can participate in the Coastal Connection Challenge?

The challenge is open to students and youth aged 10-24.


How many teams can register?

Organisations can register as many teams as they like. Each team requires a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 participants.

Please note: each team requires an Adult Challenge Supporter to guide the team throughout the challenge.


What are Adult Challenge Supporters required to do?

Adult Challenge Supporter guide the team during the two-day challenge and action projects. Adult Challenge Supporters can be a youth worker, teacher or parent (with a Working With Children Check) and will be required to attend a pre-event briefing before the challenge as well as attend all challenge dates.

Key dates and requirements are outlined below:

Pre-event briefing: Wednesday 19 February 2020
Two-day forum/event: Friday 27 – Saturday 28 March 2020
Presentation Evening: Wednesday 17 June 2020


What will be the student/participant outcomes?

The Coastal Connection Challenge will empower young people to protect, preserve and enhance their local coastal environment.The program fosters a design thinking learning environment for participants to develop skills in the four C’s of 21st-century skills: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication.Students/participants will also develop skills in leadership, action learning, innovation and design thinking, presenting, advocacy and community action.


How does the Challenge link to curriculum?

The Coastal Connection Challenge will provide support to schools to implement Design and Technologies and the cross-curriculum priority of Sustainability.The program will use a range of tools and training programs using the Millennium Kids ‘Skills for Life’ process. Participants will identify coastal environment opportunities and challenges, mapping them in a framework which can be used as a component of the Sustainable School Initiative framework.

Technologies (Design and Technologies) The Millennium Kids’ “Skills for life process” has many synergies with the ways of teaching that integrate the development of project management skills, design thinking, computational thinking and systems thinking.

Participants will identify real-world problems and investigate problem, situation or needs for which to find a solution.

Sustainability cross-curriculum priority Within a coastal and marine stewardship context, participants will consider local, regional and global stakeholders as well as competing viewpoints, values and interests.


Partner details

Major Partner: CSBP

CSBP is a major manufacturer and supplier of chemicals, fertilisers and related services to the mining, minerals processing, industrial and agricultural sectors.
We have been part of the Kwinana and Rockingham communities for over 50 years, and over half of our employees live locally.

Protecting and preserving the environment is one of our key sustainability focus areas, and we are committed to delivering programs that benefit the environment closest to our operations.


Major Partner: Perth NRM

Perth NRM provides solutions to mitigate the environmental impact of climate change, population growth and unsustainable land and water management practices.

Perth NRM is a highly regarded for-purpose organisation in the natural resources management (NRM) sector. We collaborate with governments (federal, state and local), community, academics and the corporate sector to deliver solutions to environmental issues. We achieve economic, environmental, public health and social outcomes that align with the goals of our stakeholders, underpinned by evidence-based research.


Supported by: Millennium Kids

Millennium Kids Inc is a not-for-profit, environmental youth organisation that empowers young people with a ‘skills for life’ approach so they can become leaders and change-agents in their communities.

In partnership with schools, local communities, parents, and local authorities, we have empowered young people to plan and implement projects that care for the environment since 1996.


Supported by: City of Kwinana

The City of Kwinana’s vision statement reflects the views of Kwinana residents: “Rich in spirit, alive with opportunities, surrounded by nature – it’s all here!”

The City of Kwinana is a unique community, set among extensive native bushland and public open space. The City is currently undergoing rapid growth in population, investment and industrial expansion, including Western Australia’s premier heavy industry zone – the Kwinana Industrial Area – generates billions of dollars each year for the state’s economy.

The City of Kwinana is proud of its coastal areas, including Challenger Beach and Wells Park and provides support to enable communities to contribute to caring for these important areas.


Supported by: City of Rockingham

The City of Rockingham’s vision is to actively pursue tourism and economic development, grow and nurture community connectedness and wellbeing, plan for future generations and deliver quality leadership and business expertise.

The City has approximately 37km of coastline, encompassing a range of local and regional foreshore reserves which deliver a variety of recreation, conservation and commercial activities. These reserves are a vital component of the City’s natural capital, underpinning its identity, prosperity and