ECOMARINES TRAINING: SECONDARY SCHOOL
We are super excited to have you join the EcoMarines secondary program as an Ambassador or Support Crew! You have a very important job to do to educate and inspire your school, community and family. But first, all job's require a bit of training... Don't worry this is a fun step towards saving our marine and wildlife!
We'll learn about wildlife, water, waste, and gardening from sponsors and supporters of EcoMarines. There are some activities and competitions at the end with prizes to be won for your school!
Good luck and welcome to Team EcoMarines!
Penny, Kylie, Hannah & Dini
STEP 1. GETTING TO KNOW US...
Welcome to EcoMarines! We know you were chosen because you are passionate about the environment and you are not afraid to speak up and help create change.
You are part of something pretty special. We'll tell you a bit more about what it means to be in EcoMarines... And then we want to get to know you!
Watch these videos:
Welcome 2020 EcoMarines!
STEP 2. GETTING TO KNOW YOU!
We all share a care for the environment, and we want get to know YOU and why you care!
STEP 3. EXERCISE YOUR BRAIN
There is so much for us to learn about the world around us and how we can help. Here we'll learn from our sponsors and partners for the full training to be an EcoMarines Ambassador and Support Crew!
Moreton Bay is right on our doorstep, and it's full of marine life... like the dolphins that visit Tangalooma Island Resort!
We have some amazing animals in our backyard. Learn about some of the with Port of Brisbane!
We'll learn about droughts and how to be water wise with Urban Utilities and Unitywater.
Become a top-notch waste warrior with Cleanaway and learn about reducing waste by gardening.
STEP 4. LET'S SAVE THE WORLD!
COMPETITIONS AND CHALLENGES
We have some exciting competitions and challenges for Term 2. These are not due until Term 4, but focusing on them now will leave room for other activities and challenges later in the year. These are things that all EcoMarines will be focusing on and will help us to stay connected while making a difference!
Create a recycling poster with drawings or pictures! There are 6 different recycling streams. You can download our EcoMarines Bin Posters for inspiration!
Create a piece of art from waste items and tell the story behind why you chose those items. You can make art individually or as a team!
Each of these challenges can be done on your own at home or as a team... And there are prizes to be won for the school! EcoMarines Ambassadors and Support Crew can hand them in to your teacher. We will collect all entries from them.
STEP 5. DO YOU WANT MORE?
Here are some extra activities for the eager EcoMarines. You can complete these activities at home or at school, by yourself or together with your EcoMarines team!
HANDS ON ACTIVITIES! Do good and feel good.
Garden gurus: plant a herb, veggie or native at school or home. Care for it and watch it grow!
Wrapper- free lunches: brainstorm some easy wrapper-free recipes for the lunchbox. Try them at home and then share the recipe to encourage your school to go wrapper-free!
Create your own: Do you have a creative idea on how to be more sustainable at home or at school? Try it out and send us a photo with what you came up with!
ECOMARINES ARE EDUCATORS! Help educate the community and spread awareness.
Film Stars: Film a short video and submit it on EcoMarines TV. Check out the web-page here to see an inspiration board about fun videos you can make. And why not ask a few friends to help you out and introduce them to the world of EcoMarines!
Family fun: Get your family involved in EcoMarines! Show them our Sustainability Tips page and why not tackle an eco-friendly project together?
HAVE YOU TRIED AN ACTIVITY? WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE!
STEP 6. BRAINSTORM BLITZ
Now its your job to help your school save the world! A good place to start is to write down all of your ideas on how to make your school more sustainable. You can use our Brainstorm Form below to jot down your ideas. When your EcoMarines Team is ready to meet, you can go over these ideas together.
You can also check out our online kit full of other challenges and more inspiration! We hope to be able to offer some of these later in the year!
STEP 7. ECOMARINES ARE HEROES!
You have officially completed your training. You are an EcoMarine hero, ready to help make our environment better. Your last training mission before you go out into the world is to let us know what you thought about the training!
We hope you had fun! Good luck!