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‘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.

The ‘i sea i care’ program was developed by the Dolphin Research Institute to showcase to 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, when more than 90% of Victorians value the marine ecosystems in other states above their own. This is a critical block to success for everyone who works on coastal and catchment issues.

‘i sea, i care’ inquiries: 03 5979 7100 or use our Contact Form

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 by providing real and relevant experiences that enrich the Ambassadors and their school community.

Almost 100 schools and more than 550 ambassadors will be active participants in 2022, and more than 7,000 students have passed through the ISIC program


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 TeacherLynbrook 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!

TeacherChalcot Lodge Primary, Endeavour Hills

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.

ParentSt. Agatha's Primary School

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FABULOUS DAY FOR OUR RICKETTS POINT HOLIDAY PROGRAM We had such a great day today for our Ricketts Point Rockpool session with ISIC past and future Ambassadors and their families!!…


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PORTSEA SLSC NIPPERS PROGRAM WHAT A DAY FOR IT! The Education Team had a fantastic time at Portsea back beach today with the under 11 Nippers! The kids were so…


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The Education Team has a range of fun-filled school holiday sessions and locations this January! Go to the following link google form link for details on our programs locations and…


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IT IS A WRAP FOR OUR 2022 ISIC MARINE AMBASSADORS! What a challenging but fantastic year we have all had and it is always a little bitter sweet to say…


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MOONRAKER WORKSHOP WITH SEALS, DOLPHINS AND SEADRAGONS AND MORE!! We had a wonderful time for our final 2022 Kingston ISIC Ambassador workshops aboard the Moonraker Dolphin Swims! Our Ambassadors had a…

The i sea, i care Ambassador Journey

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The i sea, i care Ambassador Journey Being an i sea, i care Ambassador is a year-long journey of discovery, leadership and personal growth. Peer teaching is a vital part…