The Youth Ocean Ambassadorship programme has been developed to mentor future leaders in ocean conservation through a residential one-month survey of careers in marine science. Six young women from the Seychelles and South Africa have been selected from a pool of applicants to participate in this exciting inaugural programme.
Participants will live, work and learn together in Kalk Bay, on the shore of False Bay in South Africa’s Western Cape province. Each week we will focus on a different aspect of careers in marine science: tourism, conservation, education and research. We will explore each of these fields through presentations and discussions with professionals, field work, volunteer work, observation, interviews, reading relevant publications and reflecting on our learning process through verbal and written work.
The programme will run from 27 November to 20 December 2015 and will be facilitated by project coordinators Sunnye Collins and Abi March.