Youth Leaders Workshop – ICRS 2020
The Youth Leaders Workshop asks representatives of the today’s youth, “What is the role of the next generation in supporting coral reef health and resilience?” This presents a unique opportunity for youth to engage in the conversation with the coral reef scientists and become a part of this global event.
The Youth Leaders Workshop asks representatives of the today’s youth, “What is the role of the next generation in supporting coral reef health and resilience?” This workshop presents an opportunity to engage the leaders of tomorrow in meaningful conversation around the ecological, social and economic values around coral reefs. The workshop will take a multi-faceted approach to problem solving inquiring and addressing elements of good leadership and collaborative decision making to deliver realistic, achievable solutions to coral reef health.
Ways to get involved
- Participate in the workshop at ICRS2020
- Enter the an international art contest Science Without Borders® Challenge
- Participate in the workshop remotely (online)
- Join is for our 10 day study abroad program in Germany.
How to get involved in the ICRS 2020 Youth Leaders Workshop and associated activities
1. Participate in the workshop at ICRS2020
Register your interest in the workshop https://forms.gle/pBUKYFEXmwRuDUK77
More information: www.reefecologic.org/project/youthleaders
2. The 2020 Science Without Borders® Challenge
The Science Without Borders® Challenge is an international art contest that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources.
In partnership with the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation the Science Without Borders® Challenge inspires students to be creative while learning about important ocean science and conservation issues. The Challenge is open to primary and secondary school students 11-19 years old, with scholarships of up to $500 awarded to the winning entries.
A selection of winning entries will be displayed and showcased at this years’ ICRS 2020
Contest rules and FAQs (Link)
Submission form (Link)
3. Participate in the workshop at ICRS2020 remotely
We understand that not everyone will be able to make it to ICRS2020 In Germany. However we are inviting students from across the globe to participate remotely.
Whilst the details are still to be determined, al you will need to do is work out what time the workshop is in your home town and make sure you can be awake and online at these time. We will make sure participants from around the world can join us in making your global voices heard.
The workshop will run on the afternoons of 6th and 7th of July. We will provide logon details.
Germany (CEST) 1pm (1300) – 5pm (1700)
Los Angeles (PST) 4am (0400) – 8am (0800)
New York (EST) 7am (0700) – 12pm (1200)
Brisbane (AEST) 9pm (2100) – 1am (0100)
London (GMT) 12pm (1200) – 4pm (0400)
4. Join is for the ICRS Study Tour (10 Days).
The program is strategically designed to provide opportunities to develop crucial STEM skills from critical thinking to effective communication, innovation and leadership. Participants will be motivated to enhance and absorb skills through activities based learning. Workshops will promote & encourage initiative, critical thinking & problem solving. Cross cultural collaboration with peers and science professionals will compliment enhance the experience and involvement in the world’s largest and most significant international coral reef conference.
Throughout the tour, the youth will be able to listen to the ideas of scientists, develop their leadership skills and present ideas of their own. This tour is aiming to help the youth participants to improve their leadership, collaborative and communication skills that are vital for the future.
For full details see the Study Tour Program HERE
Coral Reefs, Climate Change and its Relevance to the Next Generation
Invitation to participate in a Youth Leaders Workshop
July 6 – 7, 2018
NOTE: We will be coordinating a series of preliminary workshops in person in Australia, and elsewhere throughout the world remotely. If you would like to join the movement we can provide remote presentations direct into your school or community group.
At this important time as the world faces the seemingly insurmountable challenges posed by climate change we invite inspirational youth leaders to join us at the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) 2020 to discuss ideas and develop tangible solutions. This is an opportunity to join with a select few of the next generation to discuss options for the tackling climate change supporting reef health coral reefs and how participants may become active participants in future restoration initiatives.
ICRS spans 6 days (5-10) but we have earmarked one day (Day to be determined) for the workshop. They will have an opportunity to hear from renowned international keynote speakers on issues affecting the reefs worldwide. They will hear from influential youth leaders and have a chance to express what is important to them regarding the future health of the reefs and the role restoration may play.
Location: Bremen, Germany
Date: 5-10 July 2020 (Workshop date TBA)
Age: High school students, grade 9 -12
Further information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Leaders Workshop at Reef Futures, Dec 2018
Reef Ecologic Reef Ecologic, together with the Coral Restoration Foundation, NOAA and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary hosted a very successful and powerful youth leaders workshop, Reef Restoration and Its Relevance to the Next Generation, to discuss and share ideas on reef restoration and solutions to improve the health of the world’s reefs and oceans. This was a wonderful opportunity to engage a select few of the next generation to discuss restoration options for the coral reefs and how they may become active participants in future restoration initiatives. See more HERE
Reef Ecologic were proud to host the Young Adults Workshop as part of the Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium in Cairns on 16 July, 2018. At this workshop we engaged with a group of young adults on the issues facing reef health. Young adults were invited to join the Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium for the entire first day of the event. This enabled them to interact with an international marine science community as part of the day’s activities. The young adults were able to obtain an introduction into the issues facing the Great Barrier Reef and the role reef restoration may play in supporting its resilience. Additionally, they were able to experience an international conference and see how the professional community networks and collaborates to advance ideas and opportunities. Read more HERE.
October 2018: Reef Restoration and Recovery Workshop – St Patrick’s College, Townsville
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Day two consisted of fieldwork in Magnetic island. Students participated in an active reef restoration program to remove overgrowing macroalgae from the island’s fringing reefs.
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