Your chance to become a reef ambassador:
EVER wanted to understand what’s going on below the surface?
This may be your chance to get a first-hand taste of marine biology.
Sunshine Coast Reef Check Australia is taking expressions of interest for its reef surveyor and reef ambassador volunteer training for 2019. The charity is dedicated to protecting reefs and oceans through innovative environmental strategy and empowering people.
The volunteers span far and wide across the Coast.
Caloundra based RCA dive volunteer and reef ambassador Julie Schubert said the future depends on the health of the environment.
“It is up to all of us to care for it. Volunteering gives me the opportunity to assist in caring for the marine environment and all of its inhabitants,” she said.
The program will help attendees develop their knowledge and skills in reef ecology, communications, behaviour change principle, and project planning to give them the tools to take locally relevant action for the reef.
Reef Check Australia community engagement and SEQ program manager Jodi Salmond said the idea of the program is to create an avenue for community members to become involved with science.
“The ambassadors receive the same training as the Reef Check divers. The program gives a strong science background but also provides tools on how can you put that knowledge into practise,” Ms Salmond said.
For more information, visit reefcheckaustralia.org/calendar.
VOLUNTEERING: Reef ambassadors get to attend festivals like World Environment Day.