A BUSY WEEK OF PEER TEACHING WORKSHOPS!
Education Officer Jess travelled all over Melbourne last week to deliver Peer Teaching workshops for our Casey and Kingston Ambassadors! After teaching some useful tips for delivering effective communication, Jess taught a range of fun ocean-related activities. The Ambassadors were so engaged, learning about the amazing species that live in and visit our local bays, and as always this included a range of conservation issues and the actions, we can all take to address environmental impacts!
Kingston students practice with their peers and they did an amazing job with the younger class!
The Ambassadors had time to practice teaching the activities to each other, and many commented that they didn’t realise how much they would enjoy teaching marine conservation this way! The students shined as true Ambassadors as they supported each other through the different communication challenges. The Ambassadors then became the teachers and did such a fantastic job of teaching the younger class about the marine environment including some common issues and solutions! The younger students had such a great time, and they peppered the Ambassadors with questions and ideas about how to help their local environment which for teachers and DRI staff alike was inspiring to witness!
Casey students did such a brilliant job teaching the activities to an eager audience!
It is as always, so rewarding to watch young environmental leaders gain the confidence in a few short hours to learn and then competently teach the marine activities, and the support that they gave each other was amazing! Thank you so much to Chelsea, Botanic Ridge, and Harkaway Primary Schools for hosting the workshops and as always to the wonderful teachers, parents and carers that transported our Ambassadors to the workshop, without you it would not be possible!