IPMEN (International Pacific Marine educators) are meeting again in Taiwan in a couple of weeks time. I am looking forward to hanging out and learning from this passionate crew again!
Books are a large part of the days on board Pelican1 during our sea programs. Depending on the audience, certain books come out of my project library to support the day. It is therefore very exciting to think we can add our own book to the pile for next year's Two bays program. “Exemplary Practices in Marine Science Education".
Arweet Carolyn Briggs- Boonwurrung Elder and Natalie Davey- coordinator of Two Bays. We had just had our first day with the Kingston Koorie Mob. Arweet Carolyn is standing here with her ancestor Louisa Briggs.
The one and only sea slug or Nudibranch that we saw during the VNPA sea slug census in Port Phillip Bay on 22/4/2018.
Two Bays and Saltwater Projects has been immeasurably enriched through collaborating with Harry Breidahl. He has been a force to be reckoned with in the environmental education space for over four decades.
Meet our new First Mate- Wayne Hill. As you can see, Pelican1 is in good hands.
The pictures we took on this day were taken before the latest bleaching event. We hope to travel to this reef again off Cooktown though I am afraid we will be introducing young Guggu Yimithirr people to the realities of coral bleaching.
North Western Shorelines network get-together as part of the Two Bays project
A day from the 2016 Two Bays project in Western Port, teaching community groups about monitoring the health of seagrass with Parks Victoria.
Over ten years ago the Hope Vale community got together a draft for Caring for their local Sea Country. We carry it on board during the Hope Vale project, as like many reports, they can sit on shelves and often do not have a direct bearing on the community. Shaunica, who has been very involved in turtle tagging, both in her local Sea Country and further South near Bowen, found much food for thought in the plan.
Parks Victoria has been a central partner of the Two Bays project for 10 years now. Parks Vic design their own days for engaging the community with their Marine Park system in Port Phillip and Western Port Bays.
Pelican1 heading out of Port Phillip Bay- looking towards Pt Nepean.