The award winning Coastal Ambassadors program encourages Primary and Secondary students to become ambassadors of the ocean and environment in their local communities. 

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Year 9 Coastal Ambassadors                                            

 

 Coastal Ambassadors

The Coastal Ambassadors program encourages students to become ambassadors of the ocean and the environment in their local communities.

Students increase their knowledge of environmental issues while developing their leadership, communication and teamwork skills. Each student takes the lessons learnt from the program back to their school and local community.

The year 9 Coastal Ambassadors program ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

Click here to see detailed links to AusVELS.     

The program has two components. Section one is a four day camp held at Phillip Island Nature Parks working with rangers and researchers. Topics covered in the program include marine biology with a focus on little penguins and Australian fur seals, oceanography, sustainability and participating in environmental work. Students also participate in outdoor activities such as surfing and bike riding. Section two involves students undertaking an environmental project at their school or local community. Students will present this work during a showcase held later in the year.      

View the 2015 Coastal Ambassadors brochure 

 

2015 program dates

Program 1: April 19th - April 22nd

Program 2: May 17th - May 20th

Nominate students now!! Click here for a booking form.

For more information please contact 5951 2826 or coastalambassadors@penguins.org.au

Young Environmental Leaders                                           

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Stemming from the success of the Year 9 Coastal Ambassadors, the Young Environmental Leaders program is designed for enthusiastic Grade 5 and 6 students who are in leadership positions within their school. 

The Young Environmental Leaders program ties in closely to the AusVELS curriculum.

Click here to see detailed links to AusVELS.   

Program Aims:

  • To increase student knowledge on current environmental issues.
  • To develop student’s interpersonal and intrapersonal skills for increased involvement in leadership roles including communication, negotiation, team work and reflection.  
  • To empower young leaders to take environmental and community based action.
  • To create a network of young environmental leaders from across Gippsland and Victoria.

2015 Program Dates 

Day 1: Options are: March 10th, 11th or 12th

Day 2: September 9th  

Nominate students now!! Click here for a registration form.

For more information please contact 5951 2826 or coastalambassadors@penguins.org.au