Coastal Youth Ambassadors soak up coast knowledge

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges’ Coastal Youth Ambassadors were thirsty to learn as much as they could about coast and marine environments at a recent Flinders University Science Day. 

Coastal Youth Ambassadors Lotte Miller and Alana Gallagher

Twenty young champions heard from experts and PhD students on a range of topics including coastal ecology, dunes and blowouts, sharks and how to determine the age of fish.

They also spent time in a laboratory viewing plankton and other invertebrates under microscopes and they got up-close with Nemo as they explored the university’s clownfish breeding program.

The young coastal champions were thrilled to have the opportunity to spend an exciting day learning from the experts.

This event was an initiative of the Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Coast and Marine team and was hosted by Flinders University.

Due to high demand, recruitment for the next Coastal Youth Ambassadors training program will commence in October 2019, ready for the 2019-20 school break.

For more information contact Natural Resources AMLR Seascapes Liaison Officer Linda Durham

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The Coastal Youth Ambassadors learning about the clownfish breeding program