Dolphin Research Institute ‘i sea, i care’ Workshop 2
On Thursday the 6th of June the ‘i sea, i care’ (ISIC) Marine Ambassadors participated in the second workshop for the year. The ISIC program is a joint initiative between the Dolphin Research Institute and the City of Casey. Students attend one workshop each term, where they learn about the value of our marine environment, what lives in and affects our bays and waterways and how to teach the wider community how to care for it.
The first session involved visiting and emptying a litter trap in Endeavour Hills with representatives from the City of Casey. We were all amazed by the amount of litter caught, which could have entered our waterways and eventually polluted Port Phillip Bay.
During the second session, the Marine Ambassadors travelled to Frog Hollow Reserve to collect litter, test water quality, identify native and introduced invertebrates, and plant trees to promote biodiversity. It was wonderful to see our students engaging with the community in such a positive manner.