Become a Coastal Ambassador

South Australia has stunning coastlines, with unique and amazing animals and plant life living in the ocean and on our beaches. Become a Coastal Ambassador and help to conserve the coast.

What is a Coastal Ambassador?

A Coastal Ambassador is someone who has an interest in coast and marine conservation and wants to learn as much as they can about these environments. Essentially they are community champions who willingly share knowledge within their community and actively participate in helping to protect and conserve the coast. 

About the program

The Coastal Ambassador training and mentoring program is funded by the NRM levy. The program presents a series of expert talks, workshops and field trips to support, educate and inspire individuals about coast and marine environments and what can be done to help conserve them.

The program is open to anyone living in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region and is free for participants. Interactive field trips such as supervised snorkelling and kayaking excursions allow participants to gain knowledge by actively enjoying these spectacular marine environments.

All activities are held in the evenings or on weekends. This highly sought after program accepts 20 placements each year.  

2018 program

The course comprises 8 sessions and 3 field trips starting on 30 January 2018 and ending 1 May 2018.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • temperate marine ecology
  • environments and organisms of Gulf St Vincent
  • marine protected areas and sanctuaries
  • intertidal coastal zones and reef surveys
  • marine litter, mangroves and the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary
  • getting involved in marine conservation in the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges

How to apply

If you are interested in applying please fill out the Expression of Interest form and return no later than Friday 10 November 2018.

Please return completed forms to Kristy Watson:

Email: kristy.watson@sa.gov.au
Post: 205 Greenhill Rd, Eastwood SA 5063
Phone: 8273 9164 

Training dates for 2018

Date Time Venue
Tuesday 30 January 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm Eastwood
Sunday 4 February 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Eastwood
Sunday 18 February 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Aldinga
Tuesday 20 February 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm Eastwood
Sunday 4 March 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Port Noarlunga
Tuesday 6 March 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm Eastwood
Tuesday 3 April 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm Eastwood
Sunday 8 April 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Port Adelaide
Tuesday 10 April 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm Eastwood
Tuesday 24 April 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Eastwood
Tuesday 1 May 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm  To be advised

This program is funded by the NRM levy.


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Location

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges