'i sea, i care' - School Ambassador program

‘i sea, i care’ inquiries: 1300 130 949 or through our Contact Form

‘i sea, i care’ is an award-winning, innovative leadership and communication program for primary schools. It is also now being tested in secondary schools.

It was developed by the Dolphin Research Institute to show Victorians that "what lives around our coast is too precious to lose". Our surveys highlight Victorians misconceptions about the significance of our unique marine ecosystems and species. The fact is that more than 90% of Victorians value the marine ecosystems in other states above their own. This is a critical block to success for all of us working on coastal and catchment issues.

The 'i sea, i care' program takes a long-term strategic approach. This provides added value to current marine education programs with on-going communications that are relevant and accessible to a much wider audience. 'i sea, i care' has a proven track record of developing young leaders. It provides them with real and relevant experiences that enrich them and their school community.

Over 100 schools and more than 450 ambassadors will be active participants in 2017. More than 4,000 students have been Ambassadors since the program began.

Download the 'i sea, i carebrochure about our award-winning program for primary schools.

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Testimonials from teachers ...

Thank YOU for such a wonderful way to wrap up this year with the ambassadors. We really enjoyed the evening and so did our kids – especially with their amazing achievement of Ambassador School of the Year. Thank you so much. The kids also really loved presenting, so thank you for giving them that opportunity to get up there and have a go. Such a buzz! It’s a brilliant program and we are so very grateful for the passion and effort you put into it; we genuinely appreciate each and every moment you put into making every experience with our kids just amazing – whether it be with the ISIC ambassadors, or whilst some of our classes have joined you and your colleagues at the DRI for excursions. We have absolutely loved this year and our kids have really enjoyed themselves. We’re really looking forward to what we can bring to Lynbrook with the program for next year and how we can continue to develop these ideas even further. :) 

Grade 4 Teacher, Lynbrook Primary School 

Thank you so much for last night and staying back to listen to us. In regards to our school St. Agatha's a few of us parents are getting together to put forward letters to our principal recommending the program participation goes into 2016. Personally my Paddy who was in the program this year, has loved the program and to tell you honestly so have I. I cannot say how much of a benefit it has been to him, being intellectually advanced, his love for science and the environment means that this program has been fantastic for him. All I can say is Well done, you have created a brilliant program for all kids.

Parent,  St. Agatha's Primary School

We are getting a lot of value out of this whole program. 12 months ago our school did virtually nothing in the way of environmental education. I've been working through my lunchtimes getting our Green Team up off the ground and it's starting to really gather momentum now :) The ambassadors were so excited after the last workshop and are working on a few little surprises for the presentation night!

Teacher, Chalcot Lodge Primary, Endeavour Hills

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See the most recent 'i sea, i care' posts below or Click Here to view ALL the 'i sea, i care' posts.  Select the button for your own 'i sea, i care'  group above for your latest news and past posts.

Holiday Program at Ranelagh Club
A wonderful day to share the wonders of our marine treasures with participants of the 2018 Kid's Sail program at Mt Eliza's Ranelagh Club. The fifth year we have worked with the Ranelagh program and w...

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Red marks the bay beaches – NO swimming
EPA warnings tell us that NO bay beaches are safe to swim in after the extreme storms over the past week. We are often asked about the biggest threats to our dolphins and bays. Jetskis, nets and plast...

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Mornington Peninsula Peer Teachers 2017
With so many Mornington i sea, i care Ambassadors, these peer workshops were divided between two days. The first took place at Benton Junior College on May 31 and the second at Somerville Rise Primary...

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ISIC Kingston flyer 2017
The amazing Ambassadors at St Catherine's Primary School in Moorabbin have done it again! They are holding an 'I see I wear for ISIC' fundraiser on World Environment Day for DRI. Download their flyer ...

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