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Honour Steve Irwin's passion for nature

Steve Irwin died tragically on Monday 4 September 2006 while doing what he loved the most, filming the animals that fascinated him.

Steve was a former Landsborough State School and Caloundra State High School student and was a positive role model for all Queensland students, both as a father of two young children, and as someone who became larger than life and achieved great success.

Steve had a significant influence on thousands of Queensland school children and his passion for the environment and wildlife was extremely infectious.

He worked tirelessly to protect the world's animals and environment.

He was awarded the Queensland Museum's highest accolade in 2003 - the Queensland Museum Medal - for his exceptional contribution to the understanding and appreciation of Australian wildlife at an international level and his commitment and passion to conservation and the environment.

You can send your message of sympathy and support to the Irwin family, via the Queensland Government's Steve Irwin website or by emailing protocol@premiers.qld.gov.au.

Students can remember Steve by:

Sharing your story about what Steve meant to you and/or making a pledge of a personal action to honour Steve's passion for the environment and nature. You can do this by emailing a short message, a drawing or photo collage to communications.commsmktng@qed.qld.gov.au for posting on the web.

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