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  • September 14, 2019 | 09:00 AM through September 15, 2019

    TBC

    Reef Ambassador Training - Townsville

    Join our Reef Ambassador Program in Townsville!

    The Reef Ambassador program is a ground-breaking project, training community outreach volunteers to actively inspire, motivate and support their communities to better understand and help protect local marine environments. This program mentors volunteers to develop their knowledge and skills in reef ecology, communications, behaviour change principles, and project planning to support positive locally relevant action for the reef. 

    Reef Check Australia is running Reef Ambassador training for Townsville based volunteers who live locally and wish to stay involved over multiple events, projects and seasons.

    These Ambassadors will become enthusiastic community leaders, promoting information about the condition of our coral reefs and educating communities on what they can do to help.

    This training is part of Reef Ecologic’s Integrated Coral Reef Citizen Science Program, which is funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

    We are currently opening Expressions of Interest for September.

    PLEASE NOTE: To participate on a Reef Ambassador training course, you must be able to attend all training dates, and commit to at least 6 months of volunteering. APPLY HERE

  • September 21, 2019 | 09:00 AM through September 23, 2019

    Orpheus Island Research Station

    Reef Leadership Workshop for Reef Check Divers and Marine Science Professionals

     

    Coming up in September will be a rare opportunity to attend Reef Ecologic's "Reef Leadership" workshop at Orpheus Island. 

    This workshop is open to current Reef Check Australia Scuba Surveyors to be trained in complementary programs such as GBRMPA's "Eye on the Reef" program. 

    Additionally, Reef Check Australia will be offering the opportunity for marine science professionals to become Reef Check Divers through this subsidised program.

    The workshop is  part of Reef Ecologic's Integrated Coral Reef Citizen Science Program, which is funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

     

    Register your interest: link

  • September 26, 2019 | 10:00 AM

    Palm Beach Surf Club 117 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach 4221

    Big, Bigger, Biggest: Our Marine Megafauna - KIDS Workshop


    These September school holidays, Reef Check Australia will partner with Palm Beach Surf Club to teach kids (7-12yrs) about Marine Ecosystems!

    We invite kids to come and learn about some of the creatures that make up our marine ecosystems. Join us for the opportunity to get hands on and learn about the different marine megafauna found in our local marine environment. There will also be the opportunity learn some basic marine ecology through hands on games!

    There are limited spaces available, so if you do register, please ensure you show up or let us know prior if you are unable to attend and we can allocate the space to another child.

    Parents are required to stay, but welcome to chill out at the Palm Beach Surf Club deck and enjoy a drink or snack whilst the children participate in the workshop.

    Entry is via gold coin donation, with all monies given back to the Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club to help support their Nipper activities.

    Head over to the Facebook Event Page to find out more and register. 

    Thanks to the City of Gold Coast Council for supporting our work in this region.

  • September 30, 2019 | 10:00 AM

    Palm Beach Surf Club 117 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach 4221

    Under the Sea: Palm Beach Reef & Beyond - Kids Workshop

    These September school holidays, Reef Check Australia will partner with Palm Beach Surf Club to teach kids (7-12yrs) about Marine Ecosystems!

    Under the Sea: Palm Beach reef and beyond is a kids only workshop to help them to discover what's beneath the waves at our very own Palm Beach reef.

    Kids will learn about the reef ecosystem and the creatures that live beneath the waves. They will also get to take part in interactive activities where they get to build their own reef ecosystem!

    There are limited spaces available, so if you do register, please ensure you show up or let us know if you are unable to attend and we can allocate the space to another child. 

    Parents are required to stay, but welcome to chill out at the Palm Beach Surf Club deck and enjoy a drink or snack whilst the children participate in the workshop.

    Entry is via gold coin donation, with all monies given back to the Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club to help support their Nipper activities.

    Head over to the Facebook Event Page to find out more and register. 

    Thanks to the City of Gold Coast Council for supporting our work in this region.

  • October 04, 2019 | 09:00 AM through October 07, 2019

    Kings Beach, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

    RCA at Caloundra Music Festival!

    The Reef Check Australia team can't wait to see you and help you show your inner Ocean Hero at this year's Caloundra Music Festival!

    Our crew will be there with the ever popular green screen, and amazing images of our local reef environments, encouraging festival-goers to pick a pledge and commit to action to help our reefs and oceans. Along with lots of other info and activities!

    The festival is an awesome opportunity to inspire, educate and engage the community to help protect our incredible marine habitats. The RCA team can’t wait to see you there!

    The Reef Check Australia green screen and stall at Caloundra Music Festival is made possible through support from the Caloundra Music Festival, our amazing volunteers, and the Sunshine Coast Council's Environment Levy Partnership Grant program.

    Come check us out at the Green Screen down by the Surf Stage!

    Head over to the festival website to buy your tickets.