GEELONG, BELLARINE AND SURFCOAST COASTAL WORKSHOP!
We were so excited on Friday to head over to the Geelong ISIC Region for our first coastal workshop in 3 years at the beautiful Point Lonsdale! But the weather was not on our side with gale force winds and we changed location thanks to the amazing Point Lonsdale Primary School l Principal Fay Agterhuis who generously offered up some fabulous spaces for our workshop sessions at her school!
The Ambassadors began with a show and tell session with Mandy who had some amazing marine artefacts to show and discuss. After snack they had a fantastic session learning about indigenous artefacts and customs with the awesome Ashley Skinner and Danae Coots from the Wadawurrung Aboriginal Corporation.
The Ambassadors then tested their scientific observational skills as they raced to identify some of our resident dolphins, and we were amazed at how many correctly identified and matched most of the dorsal fins, some future researchers in this group for sure!
Ambassadors also got hands on during the Sand Sort workshop, racing each other to correctly identify and name the sources of a range of marine debris items buried in the sand.
We finished off the day with a barbecue and awards with the fantastic Lilly Clarke from Our Lady Star of the Sea winning the regional 2022 Ambassador of the Year, a very well-deserved award congratulations to you Lilly!
Thank you to our wonderful partners at the Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools, and as always the ISIC teachers and parent/carers for giving up their time to support and transport the Ambassadors to the workshops throughout the year, without you this program would not be possible!