Secondary ‘i sea i care’ holiday program
Monday 1-Thursday 4 July 2019 Cost per student $150
The four day program is an intensive and rewarding immersion into marine and environmental science for students looking to follow a career in this area.
- How to collect qualitative and quantitative data and the importance of scientific method.
- The unique marine life in our bays.
- What are the threats facing our oceans and what can we do about them.
- Monitoring our dolphins at Mornington as a citizen scientist.
The program needs a minimum of 8 students to run and a maximum of 16. It is open to Year 9 and 10 students (and Year 8 accelerated students) who have a strong interest in Science. Students will need a laptop and possible access to internet data. Download the full program here.
Each participating student will receive a certificate acknowledging their completion of the program for their resume file.
The schedule allows for some flexibility with the weather and also how quickly students complete the objectives. The session times for Day 3 will likely be adjusted. There may be additional activities offered during the week.
This program is also offered to schools and there are some who offer this during the school semester. However, we recognise that not all schools can facilitate a program such as this.
It has also been designed to accommodate students wishing to do work experience with us. The dolphin monitoring survey involves using marine grade binoculars with compass and reticules (to measure distances) to spot and record dolphin presence and activity over a given time period. When done regularly, it provides us with an overview of their activities and how resident they are in this area.
Planning their Dolphin Monitoring Survey at Schnapper Point, Mornington (above).
Students presenting to the other schools their presentation on plastic pollution and the threat it poses to the marine environment (above).
A litter collection at Mothers Beach that is then sorted, audited and entered into the Tangaroa Blue National Marine Debris Database (below).