Our Coast to Coral Community Lecture series is back for 2019! Come and join Reef Check Australia at Karma Collab Hub, for an evening of discovery, inspiration and appreciation of our local marine, coastal and catchment environments. Each month we have a new, interesting and engaging speaker.
This month we'll hear from Jaime Kruusmaa, Gold Coast Coordinator for Reef Check Australia.
Come along as Jaime gives the lowdown on the newly released 2018/19 South East Queensland Season report card. She'll be discussing the efforts that RCA SEQ citizen scientists have made in collecting reef health data along the Gold Coast and wider SEQ region, and share findings about the amazing, yet little known reef structures found at our front doorstep, and the ways that EVERYONE can get involved in better understanding and protecting their local reef resources.
The talk will be held at Karma Collab Hub, 47 Lemana Lane, Miami. Doors open at 6:15 pm for a 6:30 pm start. Stay after the event for a discussion with the presenter and other attendees and enjoy a pizza-rific snack.
6pm: Event opens 6:30: Grab a seat (will go fast!) 6:45: Talk kicks-off 7:30: Pizza & good conversation!
Entry is $3 (which gets you pizza at the end).
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by City of Gold Coast, with amazing in-kind support from Karma Collab Hub.
November 23, 2019 | 08:00 AM
through November 24, 2019
Reef Check Australia, in partnership with Tangaroa Blue, are running a ReefClean beach cleanup, underwater cleanup and RCA survey at Magnetic Island on 23 and 24 November. You can join us for one or both days and either stay dry and help collect marine debris along the beach OR get wet during a dive/snorkel underwater cleanup AND even a RCA survey (if you're trained up)!
We will be carpooling from Townsville for these events so allow for travel time. The only costs to you will be the accommodation/gear (if applicable) and your own food/petrol. These will be great days/weekends out in the ocean.
Cleanup snorkeller requirements: Medical Fitness: Currently fit and healthy to snorkel
Cleanup diver requirements: Competency: AOW diver and 18yo+ Experience: 25 logged dives (one within last 12 months) Medical Fitness: Currently fit and healthy to dive
RCA survey diver requirements: Training: Completed the RCA surveyor course Competency: PADI AQF Rescue Diver (or above) Experience: 30 logged dives Medical Fitness: A current Occupational Dive Medical AS2299.
The ReefClean project runs from October 2018 – June 2023 and is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and delivered by Tangaroa Blue Foundation and a number of partner organisations including Reef Check Australia
Join Reef Check Australia and friends at The Bearded Lady for an evening of discovery, inspiration and appreciation of our local marine, coastal and catchment environments.
This month we'll hear from Dr Chris Brown - a senior lecturer at Griffith University.
About the talk:
Populations of large sharks have been drastically reduced over the past several decades. Australia’s environmental protections mean Australia is a haven for threatened shark species, but our recent research has found significant declines in some of Queensland’s large shark species. Recent events have put the spotlight on Queensland’s shark nets and drumlines, which are used as part of beach safety programs. We will discuss the possible causes of decline, which are unresolved. We will then discuss whether shark control programs are necessary and look at alternative approaches to beach safety. We will argue that science can help us find a resolution to the debate over shark conservation and beach safety.
About the speaker:
Dr Chris Brown is a senior lecturer at Griffith University. He works on the conservation of marine life and sustainable management of fisheries and has published over 60 peer-reviewed studies on these topics. He is a marine biologist, an avid water sports enthusiast, and also a keen statistical analyst – skills he applies to develop planning tools for environmental decisions that are ecologically realistic. His work has proven relevant beyond academic research and is being used to inform environmental decisions for better management of ocean ecosystems.
18:00 Bar opens
18:30 Grab a seat (they go fast!)
18:45 Talk kicks off
19:30 Pizza and good sea-minded conversation
Entry is $3 (which gets you pizza at the end).
As the venue is a bar, under-18s are most welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. And a 5 year gap is necessary, ie. 17-yr-old cannot be accompanied by an 18-yr-old.
For more information contact our ambassadors at email@example.com or visit our Facebook Event page.
This initiative is hosted by Reef Check Australia, and proudly supported by Queensland Government Community Sustainability Action Grants, with amazing in-kind support from The Bearded Lady.