|Presented By||Conservation Council of South Australia|
|Goal||Monitor the health of rocky reefs in South Australia|
|Task||Undertake surveys of subtidal and intertidal rocky reefs|
Reef Watch provides free training to community volunteers to monitor temperate marine environments using non-destructive, internationally recognised techniques.
Volunteers generate valuable scientific data that informs adaptive management for conservation of the marine environment.
Reef Watch engages and empowers the community through education, which raises awareness about the marine environment and fosters a sense of stewardship that is vital to the long-term health of marine environments.
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All volunteers must complete a volunteer registration form, which you can download on this page: http://www.conservationsa.org.au/volunteer_reefwatch
SCUBA divers must have PADI Open Water (or equivalent) certification and some diving experience in the last 6 months. You should have your own scuba equipment and be able to get yourself to survey sites. We will provide survey equipment and training for free. Contact email@example.com to arrange free training through our PADI-accredited course.
Non-diving volunteers can participate through monitoring intertidal rocky reefs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for survey dates & location details. You need to be able to get yourself to survey sites. We provide all training and equipment.
|Project Timing||For subtidal dive surveys, we do these all year round and provide training all year round. For intertidal surveys, we undertake training and surveys only between October and April due to tides and weather conditions.|
|Special Skills||Scuba diving for subtidal surveys. Non-divers are welcome to take part in intertidal surveys.|
|Ideal Age Group||Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||Several hours|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes|
|Tags||coral, marine, marine biology, marine conservation, marine ecology, marine environment, marine life, marine. ocean. sea, marine pests, marine protected areas, ocean, ocean & water, reef, south australia|
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