Youth Leaders Workshops – ICRS 2020

Strategy

Reef Ecologic is an industry leader in coordinating and hosting innovative, high impact workshops for young leaders. Focusing on crucial issues of corals reefs and climate change, Reef Ecologic works with multi-disciplinary organizations to deliver workshops with relevance and purpose. Our youth leaders workshops focus on the relevance of coral reefs and climate change to the next generation to share ideas and encourage behavioural change and deliver positive outcomes.

Coral Reefs, Climate Change and its Relevance to the Next Generation
Invitation to participate in a Youth Leaders Workshop
July 6, 2018

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.

Key details:

Location:  Bremen, Germany
Date: 5-10 July 2020 (Workshop date TBA)
Age: High school students, grade 9 -12
Further information: Email nathan.cook@reefecologic.org

Key Partners

December 2018: Reef Futures Symposium – Youth Leaders Workshop

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

July 2018: Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium – Young Adults Workshop

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

Reef Ecologic were proud to join forces with over 28 students from St Patrick’s College Townsville as part of a two day Reef Recovery and Restoration Program. Day one started in the classroom with a full day workshop discussing Reef health the challenges facing reefs the world over. We discussed potential solutions and ways the students may be able to play an active role in the improvement of the marine ecosystems through locally inspired action.

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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