We had such a brilliant day yesterday with our Bayside ISIC Marine Ambassadors for their Coastal Workshop at the beautiful Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary! Sunny skies and light winds greeted Ambassadors as Chris and Jess led a rockpool ramble. Ambassadors learned about the importance of this marine sanctuary and some of the environmental issues the resident animals face. They also found many amazing creatures including sea urchins, sea stars, flatworms, crabs and shark eggs!
After snack the amazing Sean from Living Culture led students on a fantastic walk and taste session where students learned about, and sampled an amazing range of indigenous consumable plants! Sean then guided the students in a fire making and spear throwing session and we were so impressed with the Ambassadors willingness to try new things and learn about Australia’s ancient culture!
Jacqui then conducted a seagrass workshop where Ambassadors searched through the microscopic world of seagrass and found animals such as centipedes, crabs, and flatworms!
Finally Jess led a workshop on dolphin identification and Ambassadors raced to identify our beautiful Common dolphins by their dorsal fins.
We finished the day off with a barbeque and awards session with a big congratulations to our fantastic parent/carer award winners Jill McCrone, Chris Sampson and Nick Cilcott from Hampton Primary, and also Sarah Delaney from Stella Maris Primary.
We are so grateful to all our parent/carers, collaborative partners, and our ISIC teachers for making these sessions possible through support of our Ambassadors during the year and transporting them to the workshops, without ALL of you these experiences would not be possible!