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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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Mornington Peninsula ISIC Term 3 Newsletter

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What a fantastic Term 3 we have all had with fewer Covid interruptions we have been able to get back to normal (almost) with our ISIC Workshops!  Thank you SO…


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For our National Science Week Daily ICHAT we were super excited to have the amazing Ben Francischelli!  Ben is a Vertebrate Paleontologist and Science Communicator from the City of Whittlesea…


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We had a fantastic first National Science Week ICHAT learning Auslan signs with Michelle Hughes!  We are very passionate about inclusivity at DRI and we were so excited to learn…


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We are so excited for our 2022 National Science Week ICHAT'S and we have some amazing guess presenters for our Marine Ambassadors starting this afternoon for the next four days! …

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We have been posting about some of the schools who fundraised for this year's World Ocean Day, and there were so many to thank that Education Director Mandy wanted to…


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As we continue to celebrate our fantastic ISIC school fundraisers we want to send a huge thank you to Jemma Dunstan and Somerville Primary School for their amazing World Ocean…