- A seaweek celebrity for school visits.
School visits to introduce and explore the Seaweek theme by staff at Phillip Island Nature Park and their chosen ambassador, a local professional surfer.
Phillip Island and San Remo Primary Schools
School visits were part of a busy programme for Seaweek, organised by the staff at Phillip Island Nature Park. Other activities included a beach day community festival, marine life seminar, school poster competition and 'surf for the sea', surfing competition.
School visits were organised to encourage involvement in Seaweek and to promote understanding of marine issues. By taking the message to the schools, marine education can be easily and effectively introduced into the classroom, for students and teachers.
A local surfer was chosen as a Seaweek Ambassador, his reputation with the community gave instant credibility. Glyndon's involvement was a fantastic role model and mentor for many of these students. He represented the communities interest and connection to the sea through surfing. His experience and enthusiasm helped the students to develop an awareness of the sea as an important environment, to be respected and conserved.
Local surfers can be contacted through the Surfrider Foundation.