RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
STARTING THE PRIMARY SCHOOL PROGRAM
This flyer explains EcoMarines and our primary school program. You can also send anyone this link to our Primary School Program page which has program and event details.
EcoMarines PowerPoint Presentation
We are happy to come do a presentation to students at any stage. However, here is a presentation you can use if needed! Feel free to add or delete any content.
STEP 1: APPLICATION PROCESS
There are several different ways you can appoint your four ambassadors. Here are some ideas:
Application Form: Download the template below for students to write a persuasive letter expressing why they should be an EcoMarines ambassador. This form includes useful information for parents.
Video Application: Students can get creative at home and make a video to show they'd be a great ambassador. Example below.
Presentation: Students can do a presentation (speech, PowerPoint) on why they want to be an ambassador. See Criteria Sheet below.
Interview: Ambassadors from the previous year interview and help select new ambassadors to take over.
Voting: Some schools have a voting process. Sometimes this is linked with the environmental leadership selection process.
Application Form Template
Public Speaker Criteria Sheet
STEP 2: EMAIL TO PARENTS
We have on electronic form (www.ecomarines.com/2021-ambassadors-psp) for parents to complete. It asks media release, shirt size and provides us with the parents' contact details to send event information. The form loads into our database so we can get shirts organised asap.
Here is an email template for sending parents the electronic form:
Your son/daughter has been selected to represent XXXXX School as an EcoMarines Ambassador!
Tangalooma EcoMarines have planned an exciting year ahead. Please complete the online details form (link below) with your contact details to receive event information and provide your son/daughter’s shirt size so we can order a free EcoMarines shirt for them to get presented at school.
Details Form: www.ecomarines.com/2021-ambassadors-psp
To follow EcoMarines events, activities and updates throughout the year, please follow them:
STEP 3: ASSEMBLY PRESENTATION FOR NEW SCHOOLS
Please let us know when you have selected your ambassadors. If you are a new school to the EcoMarines program, you can schedule an assembly date for an EcoMarines Team member to announce the ambassadors and present their shirts.
We also provide a free t-shirt for the support crew teacher(s). Just let us know your size and we will get one organised! Size chart is below.
STEP 4: MENTOR MEETINGS FOR NEW AMBASSADORS
If your school has been in the program for more than one year, your new ambassadors may benefit from a mentor meeting rather than an assembly presentation! A member of the EcoMarines team will come out to meet your new ambassadors and support crew to discuss an action plan for the year and what sustainability initiatives they should focus on. Email us to organise shirts to be sent out to the school and to book a meeting!
Don't worry, we know how important it is to present ambassadors on assemblies. So, we have made a special congratulations video for you to play on assembly for the new EcoMarines ambassadors. You could even have a "passing on the role" ceremony if last years ambassadors are available. They could hand out shirts to the new ambassadors! Check out the video below:
STEP 4: PREPARING YOUR AMBASSADORS
To prepare your ambassadors for the year ahead, we have provided a handbook for both the ambassadors and the teachers involved in the program. In addition to the handbook, the ambassadors are encouraged to complete our online training kit which you can find here. If you have past ambassadors who still want to be involved in the EcoMarines, then they can utilize our Alumni Kit.
The EcoMarines Handbook is useful to share with all EcoMarines students at the start of the year.
The handbook has information on:
our program and online kit,
our local environment, and
what the EcoMarines can do to help!
The Teacher Handbook is useful to help teachers organise activities, challenges and events for their EcoMarine students. The handbook has information on:
our program and online kit,
ideas on activities and challenges
resources and important information
Our Alumni Kit is a special resource for graduated EcoMarines!
This alumni kit features;
details on keeping in touch,
an environmental bucketlist,
tips for volunteering, and
environmental career inspiration!
APPOINTING SUPPORT CREW AND MINI MARINES (Optional)
We understand how difficult the selection process can be when appointing ambassadors. If you are able to manage, we highly recommend appointing all other interested students as "support crew."
Support crew can attend meetings, share ideas and get involved with most of the challenges.
If you have students in the younger years wanting to be involved you can appoint them as MINI MARINES!
Support crew are invited to Care 4 Country and The Wave. Before each event we will email teachers invitations which you can
extend to support crew students.
Shirts for 'Support Crew' and 'Mini Marines' are available for purchase at a discounted rate for schools (kid and adult shirts available).
Cost: $15 (including GST)
Payment: EcoMarines will invoice the school for the TOTAL cost.
Order: Please send parents the Shirt Order Form template we’ve provided below, then email us the size and quantity of each shirt and we'll arrange everything.
Shirt Sizing Guidelines
If it's too difficult to organise shirts, you can send parents the following link to order themselves online (however, shirts cost $45 including shipping): https://shop.qtco.com.au/ecomarinescrew/
Below (and under EcoMarines Resources) we have a certificate that can be used for support crew, mini marines and ambassadors:
Purchase an outdoor sign to put on the fence in front of your school. Prices vary with small, medium and large sizes. We have the MEDIUM sign in stock and it costs $45 + GST and includes delivery. An An invoice will be sent to the school.
Small 450 x 300mm, Medium 700 x 500mm, Large 900 x 600mm
If you prefer not to purchase a sign, you can print off the poster to display in your classroom.
"EcoMarines are Heroes"
For more resources such as EcoMarines logos, informative material, useful apps, photos and videos, check out out Resources page! If there is anything else we can help you with starting the Primary School program in your School, send us an email!