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Check out our upcoming events, surveys and training courses and register your interest.

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  • December 14, 2019 | 08:00 AM

    Mud Island, Moreton Bay

    Mud Island Survey Opportunity

    Calling all Brisbane based RCA Surveyors! We're looking at getting a team out to Mud Island on 14th December.

    Exact times to be confirmed.

    If you'd like to be part of this survey, please email Lauren@reefcheckaustralia.org to confirm your spot!

  • December 21, 2019 | 08:00 AM

    Shag Rock Island, Moreton Bay

    Shag Rock Island Survey Opportunity

    Calling all Brisbane based RCA Surveyors! We're looking at getting a team out to Shag Rock Island on 21st December.

    Exact times to be confirmed.

    If you'd like to be part of this survey, please email Lauren@reefcheckaustralia.org to confirm your spot!

  • January 11, 2020 | 08:00 AM

    St Helena Island, Moreton Bay

    St Helena Island Survey Opportunity

    Calling all Brisbane based RCA Surveyors! We're looking at getting a team out to St Helena Island on 23rd November.

    If you'd like to be part of this survey, please email Lauren@reefcheckaustralia.org to confirm your spot!

  • January 11, 2020 | 10:00 AM

    QUT Science and Engineering Centre

    QUT Summer Holiday Program - Family Fun Day

    Join the Reef Check Australia team for the QUT Summer Holiday Program Family Fun Day on 11 January from 10am—2pm.

    There will be lots of activities, and Reef Check ambassadors will be there with our ever popular Green Screen display.

    We'd love to see you on the day to chat about our work and hopefully teach more people about the everyday actions we can take as citizens to help our reefs.

     

  • January 18, 2020 | 08:00 AM

    Gold Coast Seaway

    Gold Coast Seaway Survey

    Calling all Gold Coast based RCA Surveyors! We're looking at getting a team out to Gold Coast Seaway for a shore dive on 18th January.

    Exact times to be confirmed.

    If you'd like to be part of this survey, please email Lauren@reefcheckaustralia.org to confirm your spot!

  • January 25, 2020 | 08:00 AM

    Peel Island and Macleay Island, Moreton Bay

    Peel Island and Macleay Island Survey Opportunity

    Calling all Brisbane based RCA Surveyors! We're looking at getting a team out to Peel Island and Macleay Island for a scuba survey on 25th January.

    Exact times to be confirmed.

    If you'd like to be part of this survey, please email Lauren@reefcheckaustralia.org to confirm your spot!

  • February 08, 2020 | 06:00 AM

    La Balsa Park, Buddina

    Clean Up For The Hatchlings 2020

    Join Reef Check Australia for the first clean up for the hatchlings of 2020 at La Balsa Park on on February 8th, from 6am.

    This is an important area for turtles, but it's also very popular with human visitors. And unfortunately where there are large numbers of humans, there is also inevitably going to be rubbish.

    The Reef Check Australia team will be doing a clean up both in and out of the water. If you want to help out with the snorkelling clean up, you'll need to register before the day. So get in touch now to be part of protecting our reefs and oceans!

    Email jodi@reefcheckaustralia.org for more information.

  • February 08, 2020 | 08:00 AM through February 09, 2020

    Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach

    Reef Check Reef Ambassador Training-The Whitsundays February 2020

    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. 

    As part of the Integrated Coral Reef Citizen Science Program, funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, , Reef Check Australia is running Reef Ambassador training for Whitsundays’ 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.

    We are currently opening Expressions of Interest for February 2020.

    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. 

    The course will run from 8-9 February.

    If this sounds like something you'd love, get your EOI in before 31 January 2020.

    APPLY HERE

     

  • February 10, 2020 | 05:30 PM

    Your Mates Brewing Co, 41 Technology Drive, Warana 4575

    Beer and Yoga February 2020

    Beer and Yoga combine to help protect reefs and oceans on the Sunshine Coast!

    Come get bendy at Your Mates Brew House for the next beer yoga session! 🧘‍♂️

    Brydie O’Halloran from Younion Yoga, a qualified vinyasa yoga instructor (and seasoned beer drinker) will get you loose, limber, and having fun — whether you're a total yoga novice, or a well-practiced pro. 🍻

    All proceeds from this event will be donated to Reef Check Australia to support Sunshine Coast Reef Health Surveys and local community education. 👏🏻

    Details:
    - Tickets $35 plus booking fees
    - BYO yoga mat

    Two cans of tasty brew are included in the bargain price of $35 (plus booking fee) for the session.

    The first 25 people to jump on board will also get a FREE beer cooler!

    Bookings are essential and we expect this event WILL SELL OUT, so make sure you book your spot!

     

  • February 14, 2020 | 12:00 PM through February 16, 2020

    Coral Sea Marina Resort (Feb 14) and offshore Whitsundays (Feb 15-16)

    Reef Check Surveyor Training-The Whitsundays February 2020

    If you're a PADI Advanced Open Water diver, or equivalent, and you've always wanted to get more involved in reef research - now is your chance!

    As part of the Integrated Coral Reef Citizen Science Program, funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, Reef Check Australia is running SCUBA Surveyor training in the Whitsundays region.

    Reef Check Australia SCUBA Surveyor training is a fun way to meet a tribe of reef-mind people, find out more about our beautiful reefs, boost your dive skills and build your capacity to actively contribute to scientific research. You don't need to have previous science or survey experience--we'll provide you with comprehensive training to safely collect great quality data to help look after reefs. 

    When you successfully complete the surveyor course, you will receive a Reef Check EcoDiver certification and a PADI distinctive speciality certification.

    The Reef Check EcoDiver qualification is recognised by the International global network of Reef Check programs, which allows you participate in survey expeditions at research sites all over the world! (Some locations may require additional training to learn regional indicators).

    Once qualified, you’ll be eligible to join our teams of surveyors in the water collecting Reef health data on long-term sites in the Whitsundays region.

    The course will run from 14-16 February 2020.

    If this sounds like something you'd love, get your EOI in before 5th February.

    APPLY HERE