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Moreton Bay

Our first pilot program for the Reef Check Ambassador program launched in late 2015 and specifically focused on celebrating the subtropical reefs and marine environments of Moreton Bay/Quandamooka. 

We put out a call for outstanding individuals to educate their community about all things reef. We were amazed at the response. Its been so invigorating to build this program with such a dedicated, passionate and skilled set of people! 

Through our one day workshop, participants were introduced to reef ecology, the Reef Check Australia citizen science program and hands-on environmental education training. Reef Check Ambassadors are empowered to educate and inspire others about the reef at community events in and around SEQ, with a specific focus on Moreton Bay.

We learned a few things along the way and the program continues to evolve. 


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Science Communications

We're currently undertaking a project with Dr Angela Dean from University of Queensland's Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions to tailor, implement and evaluate new communications approaches to help more people connect with the unique subtropical reef communities of Moreton Bay/Quandamooka. 

In August 2017, we ran a Communicating with Impact workshop for our Reef Ambassadors to focus in on incorporating the latest environmental research and communications approaches. Here's what our participants had to say...

"I loved small group brainstorming about specific actions and phrasings to use toward groups pertinent to our own lives. I feel our ideas are achievable if we speak up to our target audiences. This workshop pertained more to my/our realities than other development courses that have message which seem "far away" or have too many steps before they can be acheived."

"A refreshing & wildly useful new slant on how to share our critical message with our stunning part of the world."

Over the next 6 months we'll be trialling some new approaches and undertaking surveys with the people we chat to at community events to understand more about how people are connecting with information. 

This project is proudly supported by Advance Queensland. 


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The pilot program in 2015 was supported by Redland City Council and we were so grateful for their support to demonstrate the power of this program for the first time ever.

In 2016, we held this program together with pure dedication and volunteer power. If you want to help us take this to the next level, then please get in touch! We've got big ideas!