We had fantastic Coastal Workshop at Jacks Beach Reserve, for our first of two sessions for our Melbourne Ambassadors! Sean from Living Culture guided Ambassadors on a fantastic walk and taste session where students learned about, and sampled an amazing range of indigenous consumable plants! Sean then led a fire making and spear throwing session and we were so inspired by our Ambassadors’ questions, and willingness to try new things and learn about Australia’s amazing ancient culture!
Jacqui also led the Sand-Sort session and Ambassadors raced each other to correctly identify and name the sources of a range of marine debris items and brainstorm for alternatives to single use products.
Anthony from Naturelinks and Hannah from the Mornington Peninsula Shire also conducted a weeding session where they identified and discussed a range of indigenous and non-indigenous animals and plants in the area and then Ambassadors got into a spot of weeding. It is amazing to see the positive impact our years of weeding in this area have had on the native flora and fauna!
We finished off with a barbeque thanks to DRI’s amazing Jess and finally the awards session with a big congratulations to all of our Excellence Award recipients!
As always thank you SO much to our partners, and a huge thank you to our 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!