Wanted: teens with a passion for the coast

News release
13 December 2019

Coastal Youth Ambassador - Abby

Photo: being a Youth Coastal Ambassador has inspired Abby to study marine biology.

Young people who love Adelaide’s beaches and marine environment are being offered a chance to become a Coastal Youth Ambassador.

Funded by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, the Coastal Youth Ambassador program is offering free workshops and field trips for young adults aged from 13-15 years.

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges (AMLR) program coordinator Linda Durham said the program is a great opportunity for young adults to learn how to protect South Australia’s stunning coastlines, while having fun and meeting like-minded people.

“We are looking for young adults who are keen to learn about local coast and marine environments, who are keen to share this information with friends and families, and maybe even become involved in conservation activities such as citizen science or volunteering,” Ms Durham said.

Woodcroft resident Debbie Ellis, the mother of one of last year’s Ambassadors said the program had inspired her daughter, Abby, to follow her dream of studying marine biology and working in the field.

“As a teacher of teenagers myself, I am so grateful, as providing this age group with experiences such as this are so vital for motivating and inspiring them, something so many of them need,” Debbie said.

The free workshops and field trips will be held in mid-January 2020 at Port Noarlunga, St Kilda, Port Adelaide and Victor Harbor.

Each workshop will cover topics relevant to the local area and field trips will include activities such as kayaking, snorkelling and a wildlife discovery boat trip.

Get information and apply on our website.

Applications to be a Coastal Youth Ambassador close Sunday, January 5.

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