Moreton Bay is an amazing place, a marine environment of stunning beauty very close to Brisbane. It is home to more than 120 species of coral, seagrass and mangrove habitats that support a diverse marine species.
CoralWatch is a not-for-profit coral reef monitoring and education program - based at The University of Queensland – working with volunteers worldwide to increase understanding of coral reefs, coral bleaching and climate change.
You can help raise awareness on how to look after our local reefs by organising a Coral Watch display!
HOW IT WORKS
At the Ambassador Training Day, you will learn all about coral reefs and CoralWatch and become experts on the subject!
Check with the school library or find another suitable location at school for the display. Arrange the duration (number of weeks - maximum 4) your display will be up and running.
Ambassadors contact us to order the free CoralWatch Challenge Pack.
The pack includes:
Coral Reefs and Climate Change book and DVD to keep in school library
Poster and extra info about Moreton Bay corals
Coral Health Charts for display
CoralWatch quiz + prize
More ideas for your display to make the display interactive, fun and inviting.
Set up your display with the CoralWatch Challenge Pack you receive! Make sure you leave blank space on the wall and some pins for kids to add their artwork to your display. This will make it more interesting, and is important for STEP 6 below!
Don't forget to advertise your display, too! Write in the newsletter and present on assembly about where people can find your display, what's involved and why its there.
The challenge is nearly complete! After 4 weeks (or less), complete the CoralWatch Challenge and disassemble your display. Count the number of completed activities on the wall (pledges, do's and don'ts for the reef, colouring-in, reef monitoring activities). Email these numbers to us along with some photos!