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Moreton Bay Reef Ambassadors

We think the unique city reefs of Moreton Bay/Quandamooka are truly something to celebrate and protect. But these reefs are still a bit of a hidden secret that deserve to be celebrated, recognised and protected for all to enjoy. Reef Ambassadors are empowered to educate and inspire others about these awesome reefs through community events and projects.

This mecca for marine biodiversity hosts tropical, subtropical and temperate species. All of this incredible diversity lives on the doorstep of Brisbane, a major metropolitan city with more than 2 million people.  Here, within a two hour boat trip you can spend a day with dugongs in seagrass bed expanses, snorkel on stunning reefs or dive with critically endangered marine megafauna. Citizen science and community love for this special place have helped Moreton Bay to achieve world wide recognition with Hope Spot status. 


Get involved

We're looking for Reef Ambassadors in Brisbane! Applications close Feb 26. 

Workshop details: 


  • March 6 (6-9pm): Join Reef Check surveyors for the introduction to Reef Check programs, methods and invertebrates & impacts
  • March 13 (6-9pm): Join Reef Check surveyors for the introduction to Reef Check reef monitoring categories and local findings
  • March 24 (All day):   This interactive workshop on science communications will explore communicating with different audiences, theories of behaviour change and 
  • March 25 (All day): This is your day to plot. This interactive workshop will focus on community project planning with your fellow Ambassadors and other community partners. 


Each of these sessions builds on the previous one, so you must be available to attend all of these sessions to become an Ambassador. 

Apply to be an ambassador!

Ambassador Role description



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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. 


Project history

In late 2015, we put out a call for outstanding individuals to educate their community about all things reef and ocean in Moreton Bay. We were amazed at the response. Its been so invigorating to build this program with such a dedicated, passionate and skilled set of people! 

The pilot program in 2015 was supported by Redland City Council and we are 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 because we saw the enormous potential. 

We learned a few things along the way, adapted the program to further enhance how we support our Ambassadors to do great work in the community and the program continues to evolve. 




Supported by:

In 2017-18 this project is supported by the Queensland Government's Community Sustainability Action grant program, Port of Brisbane, and Advance Queensland.