Ambassadors for the “Great Southern Reef”
The joy of school being back is obvious for one of our Ambassadors – even through the mask and snorkel! The seals seem to also approve.
The challenges of the past two years have not left us completely but we are privileged to be able to work again with children from pre-school to VCE, university and older groups. Here is another image of our Ambassadors learning about the teaming inhabitants of seagrass meadows.
Over 500 i sea, i care Ambassadors are working in their school communities as peer educators (below) to help share stories about our remarkable marine environment.
2022 Ambassadors are now formally Ambassadors for the ‘Great Southern Reef’. This is a concept introduced by marine scientists and educators across Australia’s southern coasts to signify the importance of temperate waters with our forests of kelp and species that are mostly only found in our waters.
We will share more about this innovation as the year develops. You can see a video with our Education Director, Mandy, describing the initiative on our website.
We thank our many schools, teachers, parents and Ambassadors for overcoming many challenges to attend workshops and enthusiastically work in their school communities. Thanks also to our loyal council partners; the City of Casey, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and the Mornington Peninsula Shire.