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.  

2019 program

This course is FREE and comprises 9 sessions and 3 field trips starting on 29 January 2019 and ending 30 April 2019. 

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 Mount Lofty Ranges.

Training dates for 2019

Date

Time

Venue

Tuesday 29 January

6:30 - 9 pm

Eastwood

Sunday 3 February

10 am - 3 pm

Eastwood

Tuesday 5 February

6:30 - 9 pm

Eastwood

Tuesday 12 February

6:30 - 9 pm 

Eastwood

Sunday 17 February

10 am - 3 pm

Port Noarlunga

Tuesday 26 February 

6:30 - 9 pm

Eastwood

Tuesday 5 March

6:30 - 9 pm

Eastwood

Sunday 10 March

10 am - 3 pm

St Kilda

Sunday 17 March

10 am - 3 pm

Garden Island

Tuesday 9 April

6:30 - 9 pm

Eastwood

Sunday 14 April

10 am - 3 pm

Eastwood

 Tuesday 30 April

6:30 - 9 pm

To be advised

How to apply and more information

If you are over 18 and interested in applying please fill out the Expression of Interest form and return it to Kristy Watson no later than 5pm Friday 30 November 2018 .

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

New youth training program

NEW Coastal Ambassadors school holiday youth training program for young adults between 13 and 16. To find out more contact Linda via email or on 8273 9147.


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Location

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges