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The rock pools in the marine sanctuary at Ricketts Point were the perfect place for the last workshop for the Bayside Ambassadors of 2018. They first examined the seaweed beds and deep pools full of tiny fish, and scrambled across the limestone looking at crustaceans and molluscs of all shapes and sizes.

The beautiful bay of Port Phillip reminds us that the ocean is the life force of this planet, and that sometimes the world behaves as though we have somewhere else to go!

ISIC Bayside 2018 coastalThen it was back to the Marine Education Centre at the life saving club for a dive into the microscopic world of sea grass. The Ambassadors pitted their skills of fin identification against our whale and dolphin photos before learning about the region’s rich indigenous culture, both past, present and most importantly, future.

ISIC Bayside 2018 coastalCongratulations to all Ambassadors for an amazing year of hard work and real achievements in your school communities. Well done to the following award winners

School Winner -Sandringham East

Schools Highly Commended – Beaumaris and St Josephs

Outstanding Contribution  – Kristy Cullen, Sandringham East

Parent Helper- Fiona O’Sullivan (St Joan) Ian Hart, Julia Kent-Hughes and Rebecca Mackiggan (Hampton).

Many thanks to Dean Stewart from ATEAM for your wonderful knowledge and enthusiasm, and Margaret Hewitt from Beaumaris Life Saving Club for your support.


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