Wanted: coastal champions for these school holidays

News release
22 November 2018

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Young people with a passion for the coast have the chance to join a new holiday program to become a local champion.

The Coastal Ambassador Youth Training program, funded by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board (AMLR NRM Board), is a free series of workshops and field trips, open to young adults aged from 13-15 years. Entry will be by application.

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges (AMLR) program coordinator Linda Durham said she’d love to see more young adults helping protect South Australia’s stunning coastlines.

“Since 2012, Natural Resources AMLR coast and marine staff have run a successful adult Coastal Ambassadors program, with many participants suggesting the idea of a youth program. The idea was endorsed earlier this year when we got a great reaction from kids at our beachcombing events.

“So now we’re looking for young adults who are keen to learn as much as they can about our coast and marine environments, willing to share this information with friends and families, and maybe even become actively involved in conservation activities such as citizen science or volunteering,” Ms Durham said.

The free workshops and field trips will be held in January at Hallett Cove, Port Adelaide and Victor Harbor.

Each workshop will have a different focus, such as marine plastics, marine animals and coastal conservation. Participants can also try snorkelling and kayaking to gain a greater appreciation of Adelaide’s coastal treasures.

Applications for the Youth Training program close Friday December 14.

For more information, please see Coastal youth champions wanted!

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Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges