Students from across the region were given a springboard to launch their environmental ideas on Monday.
Thirty students from Dubbo College South Campus, Trangie Central School, Mudgee High School and Moree Secondary College attended GoMAD, a youth environmental forum at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Senior education officer Rebecca Nielsen said the Go Make a Difference forum, which was held in conjunction with environmental education centres, was a way for the students to develop an idea to better their community.
The students will spend two terms developing their environmental projects, which included nest boxes around the school to attract birds, outdoor classrooms and sustainable gardens.
“It gives the kids the opportunity to thrive and make a difference,” Ms Nielsen said.
In late September the students will meet up at Red Hill Environment Centre in Gulgong to present a documentary on their project.