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Training

 

Seagrass-Watch HQ provides training where possible to build the capacity of participants to collect information useful for the ongoing management and protection of important marine resources.

Training however is dependent on funds - predominately external. Often, if a group requests training then the group will be required to cover all travel and training expenses. If a group does not have the funds to acquire training, it may be able to either seek experience from another Seagrass-Watch group in an adjacent area, or seek a qualified marine biologist/scientist who is experienced or confident in the Seagrass-Watch protocols (a number of additional validation checks can be put into place by Seagrass-Watch HQ to assist with data QAQC).

Formal training is for participants 18 years of age and over.

Training comprises of three components – formal lectures, field training exercise, and laboratory exercise. Training includes hands on experience with standard methodologies used for seagrass mapping and monitoring.

Presentations are targeted at participants with an education level of year 12 to first year university. Participants will learn about seagrass biology, seagrass ecology, why seagrass is important and how seagrass can be damaged. Participants are trained to identify local seagrass species, undertake rapid visual assessment methods (% cover), accurately record data, preserve seagrass samples for a herbarium, photograph quadrats and identify presence of dugong feeding trails or other impacts.

Formal assessments are multiple choice questions, in an open format (participants can work in teams and use resources available).

Follow up training (“refresher”) is an important component of the program to ensure that data collection is rigorous. Training aids have been developed in consultation with the community and include manuals, field data books, and photographic reference sheets.

 

 

 

 

Seagrass-Watch Training Levels © Seagrass-Watch HQ

Seagrass-Watch HQ offers three endorsed training courses (level 1 and level 2, intermediate/advanced) for experienced and confident participants who wish to establish and monitor Seagrass-Watch sites on their own. These courses provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to successfully monitor and adopt sites. The training courses are reviewed annually by Seagrass-Watch HQ.
Following the completion of a training course, participants will be certified, depending on their level of ability.
From 1st November 2007, Seagrass-Watch HQ introduced a new tiered level of certification for training participants 18 years of age and over  (for interested participants 17 years of age and under, please see Field and Education days).

In mid 2012, Seagrass-Watch HQ reviewed and revised it's courses.  We now offer , Basic, Intermediate and Advanced level training.  Certification for courses has also changed.  For more information, please contact Seagrass-Watch HQ training

Requirements to attend:

There are requirements before you can attend a Seagrass-Watch training course, and a level of achievement to be completed to pass a training course.

 

It is recommended that you attend a field or education day before attempting formal training. 

More information on field and education days can be found at http://www.seagrasswatch.org/extension.html

 

LEVEL 1 (Basic)

This training course is for experienced participants, particularly those who plan to supervise/lead monitoring events and establish new monitoring sites.

Participants will study seagrass biology, learn seagrass taxonomy, discuss seagrass ecology, gain knowledge of monitoring, learn Seagrass-Watch protocols, and become skilled at conducting a field monitoring event.

 

  • Requirements = must have Seagrass-Watch monitoring experience by participating in at least one or more field monitoring events prior to attending.
  • Achievement = demonstrated competency across 9 core units.
      • Attendance of classroom, laboratory and field sessions: achieve 80% of formal assessment (5 units)
      • Demonstrated competency in the field during the training (1 unit).
      • Post workshop (3 units) successful completion of 3 monitoring events/periods within 12 months) - Data must pass QAQC to qualify (see below)

 

    3 post workshop monitoring events (3 units) must be completed with 12 months of the workshop:

    Demonstrates you have the experience and competency to conduct monitoring on your own

    Must be conducted no sooner than 1 month after the 2-day training workshop and each monitoring event/period must be separated by at least 1 month, regardless of number of sites monitored.

    After each monitoring event, original datasheets, photos, etc must be submitted to Seagrass-Watch HQ and data must pass QAQC:

    • compliant datasheets completed accurately
    • correct description of sediment & comments
    • seagrass cover estimates within acceptable limits
    • correct seagrass species identification
    • correct seagrass species compositions
    • correct seagrass canopy height measures
    • macro algae cover estimates within acceptable limits
    • epiphyte cover estimates within acceptable limits
    • compliant quadrat photos


LEVEL 2  Training ( 2 modules available)

    Please note: There must be a minimum of at least 3 months between a Level 1 and Level 2 training event.

LEVEL 2 (Intermediate)

This training course is for knowledgeable and experienced participants refreshing/updating skills and/or who would like to coordinate local monitoring.

Participants will refresh seagrass identification skills, revise seagrass biology knowledge, review Seagrass-Watch protocols, address data collection issues (QAQC), and demonstrate Seagrass-Watch field monitoring skills.

 

  • Requirements = Certificate of Achievement Level 1
  • Achievement = demonstrated competency in 5 core units. Attendance of classroom, laboratory and field sessions: achieve 80% of formal assessment (multiple choice, open book) and demonstrated competency in the field.
     

LEVEL 2 (Advanced)

Advanced participants will learn how to either: use a GPS, map a seagrass meadow, conduct a risk vulnerability analysis, coordinate local monitoring, conduct data entry, or manage seagrass resources.

 

  • Requirements = Certificate of Achievement Level 1
  • Achievement = demonstrated competency in 5 core + 2 elective units. Attendance of classroom, laboratory and field sessions: achieve 80% of formal assessment (multiple choice, open book) and demonstrated competency in the field

 

CERTIFICATION:

Depending on the level of involvement and completion, participants are presented with the following certificates:

 

Certificate of Achievement: Participant successfully completed classroom, laboratory and field components, and successfully completed all units of competency

 

Certificate of Participation: Participant successfully completed classroom, laboratory and field components, but has yet to complete all units of competency within allocated time

 

Certificate of Attendance: Participant attended classroom, laboratory and field sessions, but did not successfully complete all units of competency

 

Please note: There needs to be a minimum of 6 and maximum 15 registered participants, to conduct a Seagrass-Watch workshop.

 

How much does a Seagrass-Watch Workshop cost?

Unfortunately, our current funding does not include providing on-ground support (including equipment) or training. Training workshops are approximately AUS$7000-11000 (excluding airfares, venue hire and catering), maximum of 15 participants. Please contact Seagrass-Watch for further details. hq@seagrasswatch.org

 

 

 

 

Workshop Proceedings

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    McKenzie, LJ & Yoshida, RL (2017). Seagrass-Watch: Proceedings of a workshop for monitoring and mapping seagrass habitats in Vanuatu, Port Vila, 7-9 August 2017 (Seagrass-Watch HQ, Cairns). 48pp. [4Mb]

McKenzie, LJ & Yoshida, R.L. (2016). Seagrass-Watch: Proceedings of a workshop for monitoring seagrass habitats in the Mackay Whitsunday Natural Resource Management Region, QPWS Whitsunday Information Centre, Jubilee Pocket, Airlie Beach, 16-17 July 2016 (Seagrass-Watch HQ, Cairns). 68pp. [6Mb]

McKenzie, LJ & Yoshida, R.L. (2015). Seagrass-Watch: Proceedings of a workshop for monitoring seagrass habitats in the Burnett Mary Natural Resource Management Region, University of Southern Queensland, Fraser Coast Campus, Hervey Bay, Queensland, 29-30 August 2015 (Seagrass-Watch HQ, Cairns). 68pp. [2.61 MB]
McKenzie, LJ & Yoshida, R.L. (2014). Seagrass-Watch: Proceedings of a workshop for monitoring seagrass habitats in the Wet Tropics, Queensland. James Cook University, Smithfield, Queensland, 2 - 3 December 2014. (Seagrass-Watch HQ, Cairns). 50pp. [3.1Mb] McKenzie, LJ & Yoshida, R.L. (2014). Seagrass-Watch: Proceedings of a workshop for monitoring seagrass habitats in the Kimberley region, Western Australia. Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) - Broome Work Centre, Broome, 25-27 October 2014. (Seagrass-Watch HQ, Cairns). 56pp. [4.0Mb]
McKenzie, LJ & Yoshida, R.L. (2014). Seagrass-Watch: Proceedings of a workshop for monitoring seagrass habitats in the Wet Tropics, Queensland. James Cook University, Smithfield, Queensland, 11 - 12 August 2014. (Seagrass-Watch HQ, Cairns). 50pp. [3.2Mb] McKenzie, LJ & Yoshida, R.L. (2014). Proceedings of a workshop for monitoring seagrass habitats in the Burdekin and Wet Tropics regions, Queensland. Girringun Training Centre, Cardwell, 7-8 August 2014 (Seagrass-Watch HQ, Cairns). 60pp. [3.4Mb]
McKenzie, LJ & Yoshida, R.L. (2014). Proceedings of a workshop for monitoring seagrass habitats in Cape York Peninsula. Yuku-Baja-Muliku Ranger Base, Archer Point, Queensland, 24-25 July 2014 (Seagrass-Watch HQ, Cairns). 64pp. [3Mb] McKenzie, LJ & Yoshida, R.L. (2014). Seagrass-Watch: Proceedings of a workshop for monitoring seagrass habitats in the Wet Tropics, Queensland. James Cook University, Smithfield, Queensland, 10 - 11 June 2014. (Seagrass-Watch HQ, Cairns). 48pp. [2.6Mb]
McKenzie, LJ & Yoshida, R.L. (2013). Seagrass-Watch: Proceedings of a workshop for monitoring seagrass habitats in the Kimberley region, Western Australia. Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) - Broome Work Centre, Broome, 19 - 20 October 2013. (Seagrass-Watch HQ, Cairns). 60pp. [4.1Mb] McKenzie, LJ & Yoshida, R.L. (2013). Seagrass-Watch: Proceedings of a workshop for monitoring seagrass habitats in South East Queensland, August 2013. (Seagrass-Watch HQ, Cairns). 64pp. [2.7Mb]
McKenzie, LJ & Yoshida, R.L. (2013). Seagrass-Watch: Proceedings of a workshop for monitoring seagrass habitats in Singapore, June 2013. (Seagrass-Watch HQ, Cairns). 58pp. [2.6Mb] McKenzie, LJ & Yoshida, R.L. (2013). Seagrass-Watch: Proceedings of a workshop for monitoring seagrass habitats in the Noosa region, South East Queensland. CWA Hall, Tewantin, Queensland, 9 - 10 March 2013 (Seagrass-Watch HQ, Cairns). 50pp. [2.6M]
       

 

 

 

Seagrass-Watch HQ endorsed Training Workshops - 2017

 

Below is a list of endorsed training courses/workshops. Seagrass-Watch HQ has developed these training courses, specifically for the Seagrass-Watch program. Training other than those listed are not recognised/endorsed or certified by Seagrass-Watch HQ or the Seagrass-Watch program.

 

 

August 2017 :

Port Vila, Vanuatu : 07 - 09 August 2017 (COMPLETED)

Day 1-2: 07-08 August
Time: 900- 1630
Participants: Private

Day 3: 09 August
Time: 900- 1630
Participants: Private

Field: Erakor
Participants: Private

15 max

Facilited by Vanuatu Environmental Science Society, and funded by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, with local coordinaton by Christina Shaw and support by Seagrass-Watch HQ

Images click Here

 
 

Seagrass-Watch HQ endorsed Training Workshops - 2016

 

Below is a list of endorsed training courses/workshops. Seagrass-Watch HQ has developed these training courses, specifically for the Seagrass-Watch program. Training other than those listed are not recognised/endorsed or certified by Seagrass-Watch HQ or the Seagrass-Watch program.

 

 

July 2016 :

Whitsunday , Qld : 16 - 17 July (COMPLETED)

Day 1: 16 July
Location:QPWS
Time: 900-1430
Participants: Private

Day 2: 17 August
Location: QPWS
Time: 900- 1500
Participants: Private

Field: Pioneer Bay
Time: 1230-1700
Participants: Private

Places currently available: 15 max

Sponsors: Reef Catchments, National Landcare programme and Seagrass-Watch HQ

 
 

Seagrass-Watch HQ endorsed Training Workshops - 2015

 

Below is a list of endorsed training courses/workshops. Seagrass-Watch HQ has developed these training courses, specifically for the Seagrass-Watch program. Training other than those listed are not recognised/endorsed or certified by Seagrass-Watch HQ or the Seagrass-Watch program.

 

 

August 2015 :

Hervey Bay , Qld : 29 - 30 August (COMPLETED)

Day 1: 29 August 
Location:To be confirmed 
Time: 900-1430
Participants: Private

Day 2: 30 August 
Location: USQ Fraser Coast Campus
Time: 900- 1500 
Participants: Private

Field: Urangan
Time: 1230-1700
Participants: Private

Places currently available: 15 max

Sponsors: Burnett Mary Regional Group, Cooloola Coastcare and Seagrass-Watch HQ

 

 
 

Seagrass-Watch HQ endorsed Training Workshops - 2014

 

Below is a list of endorsed training courses/workshops. Seagrass-Watch HQ has developed these training courses, specifically for the Seagrass-Watch program. Training other than those listed are not recognised/endorsed or certified by Seagrass-Watch HQ or the Seagrass-Watch program.

Australia

 

June 2014:

Cairns, Qld : 10- 11 June (COMPLETED)

Day 1: 10 June 2014
Location: Building E1 Room 112, JCU Cairns, Smithfield : Presentations & Lab sessions
Time: 900-1430
Participants: Gimuy Yidinji Group

Day 2: 11 June 2014
Location: Building E1 Room 112, JCU Cairns, Smithfield : Presentations & Lab sessions
Time: 900-1200
Participants: Gimuy Yidinji Group

Field: Yule Point
Time: 1230-1530
Participants: Gimuy Yidinji Group

 

July 2014:

Cooktown, QLD: 24-25 July (COMPLETED)

 

Level 1 (basic) Workshop* (15 max)

Day 1: 24 July 2014
Location: Yuku-Baja-Muliku Ranger Base (Archer Point)
Time: To be confirmed
Participants: Private (Closes 18th July 2014)

Day 2: 25 July 2014
Location: Yuku-Baja-Muliku Ranger Base (Archer Point)

Field: Archer Point
Time: To be confirmed

  • For images from the Cooktown Workshop (CLICK HERE)

 

August 2014:

Cardwell, QLD: 07 - 08 August (COMPLETED)

Level 1 (basic) Workshop* (15 max)

Day 1: 07 August
Location: Girringun Aboriginal Corporation 235 Victoria Street, Cardwell
Participants: Private

Day 2: 08 August
Location: Girringun Aboriginal Corporation 235 Victoria Street, Cardwell

Field: Goold Island

 

Cairns, QLD: 11 - 12 August (COMPLETED)

Level 1 (basic) Workshop* (15 max)

Day 1: 11 August
Location: JCU Cairns, Smithfield : Presentations & Lab sessions

Time: 0845-1445
Participants: Private

Day 2: 12 August
Location: JCU Cairns, Smithfield : Presentations & Lab sessions

Field: Yule Point

 

 

October 2014:

Broome, WA: 25, 26 & 27 October  (COMPLETED)

Level 1 (basic) Workshop*

Day 1: 25 October 2014
Location: Department of Parks and Wildlife, 111 Herbert Street
Time: 0845 - 1230 (please note end times may be later than advertised)
Participants: Broome participants

Day 2: 26 October 2014
Location: Department of Parks and Wildlife, 111 Herbert Street
Time: 0915 - 1300 (please note end times may be later than advertised)
Participants: Broome participants

Day 3: 27 October 2014

Field: Town Beach (RO1)
Time: Meet 5:15 am for 5:30 am start
Participants: Broome participants
Sponsors: Coastwest, Port of Broome, Environs Kimberly and Seagrass-Watch HQ

December 2014:

Cairns, QLD: 02 - 03 December 2014  (COMPLETED)

 

Level 1 (basic) Workshop* (15 max)

Day 1: 02 December

Location: JCU Cairns, Smithfield : Presentations & Lab sessions

Time: 0845-1445
Participants: Private

Day 2: 03 December
Location: JCU Cairns, Smithfield : Presentations & Lab sessions

Field: Yule Point


Registration: CLOSED   (Registration closes 5pm AEST, 26 November 2014 )

 
 
 
 

Seagrass-Watch HQ endorsed Training Workshops - 2013

 

Below is a list of endorsed training courses/workshops. Seagrass-Watch HQ has developed these training courses, specifically for the Seagrass-Watch program. Training other than those listed are not recognised/endorsed or certified by Seagrass-Watch HQ or the Seagrass-Watch program.

Australia

 

March 2013:

Noosa, Qld : 09 - 10 March 2013 (COMPLETED)

Training level: Level 1 (basic)*

Location: CWA Hall, 123 Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin
Time: 845 - 1700

Participants: Noosa volunteers (25 max)

Field: Keyser Is, Nancy Cato Park

Time: 1200 - 1415

Sponsors: Noosa Integrated Catchment Association Inc, Caring for our Country, Noosa Biosphere Ltd and Seagrass-Watch HQ

 

 

August 2013:

Moreton Bay, Qld: 17-18 August 2013  (COMPLETED)

 

Level 1 (basic) Workshop* ( 25 max)

 

Day 1: 17 August 2013
Location: QPWS Manly: : Presentations & Lab sessions
Time: 900-1430
Participants: Moreton Bay Community seagrass volunteers

Day 2: 18 August 2013
Location: QPWS Manly: Presentations & Lab sessions
Time: 900-1200
Participants: Moreton Bay Community seagrass volunteers

Field: Wynnum demonstration site
Time: 1200-1415
Participants: Moreton Bay Community seagrass volunteers
Sponsors: WPSQ, BAC (Brisbane Airport Corporation), SEQ Catchments and Seagrass-Watch HQ

 

 

October 2013:

Broome, WA: 19-20 October 2013 (COMPLETED)

Level 1 (basic) Workshop* ( 25 max)

 

Day 1: 19 October 2013
Location: Department of Parks and Wildlife, 111 Herbert Street
Time: 8:45am - 1445
Participants: Broome participants

Day 2: 20 October 2013
Location: Department of Parks and Wildlife, 111 Herbert Street
Time: 1030 - 1300
Participants: Broome participants

Field: Town Beach (RO1)
Time: 1500 - 1700
Participants: Broome participants
Sponsors: Coastwest, Port of Broome, Environs Kimberly and Seagrass-Watch HQ

 

 

Asia

June 2013:

Singapore: 08-09, 15-16 June 2013 (COMPLETED)

Level 1 (basic) Workshop* (08,09,15 June 2013) ( 25 max)

Day 1: 08 June 2013

Location: Botany Centre, Classroom 1&2 : Presentations & Lab sessions

Time: 0845am-1245pm

Day 2: 09 June 2013

Location: Botany Centre, Classroom 1&2 : Presentations & Lab sessions

Time: 1030am-1500

Participants: Team Seagrass

Sponsors:NParks, TeamSeagrass and Seagrass-Watch HQ 

Day 3: 15 June 2013

Field: Chek Jawa

Time: 8-11am

Participants: Team Seagrass

Sponsors: NParks, TeamSeagrass and Seagrass-Watch HQ 

For images from the Singapore Workshop (CLICK HERE)

 

Level 2 (Advanced) Workshop* (15-16 June 2013) ( 25 max)

Day 1: 15 June 2013

Field: Chek Jawa

Time: 8-11am

Participants: Team Seagrass

Sponsors: NParks, TeamSeagrass and Seagrass-Watch HQ 

Day 2: 16 June 2013

Location: Botany Centre : Function Room: Presentations & Lab sessions

Time: 0830am-1645

Participants: Team Seagrass

Sponsors:NParks, TeamSeagrass and Seagrass-Watch HQ 

For images from the Singapore Workshop (CLICK HERE)

 

 

Seagrass-Watch HQ endorsed Training Workshops - 2012

 

Below is a list of endorsed training courses/workshops. Seagrass-Watch HQ has developed these training courses, specifically for the Seagrass-Watch program. Training other than those listed are not recognised/endorsed or certified by Seagrass-Watch HQ or the Seagrass-Watch program.

Australia

Broome, WA: 29 - 30 September (COMPLETED)

Training Level: Level 1 (basic)*

Location: Department of Environment and Conservation, 111 Herbert Street

Participants: Open ( 25 max)

Field: Front Beach (RO1) (30 September 2012)

Sponsors:Coastwest, Port of Broome, Environs Kimberly and Seagrass-Watch HQ

 

Cairns, Qld: 16 - 17 July  (COMPLETED)

Training Level: Level 1 (basic)*

Location: Northern Fisheries Centre

Participants: By invitation (12 max)

Field: Green Island (GI1) (17 July 2012)

Sponsors: Seagrass-Watch HQ, DAFF and GBRMPA

*Level 1 (basic) requirements = Seagrass-Watch monitoring experience and have participated in at least one or more field monitoring events prior to attending. 

  • For images from the Cairns Workshop (CLICK HERE)
 

Gold Coast, Qld : 30 June and 01 July (COMPLETED)

Training level: Level 1 (basic)**

Location: David Fleay Wildlife Park, West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads
Participants: Gold Coast volunteers (25 max)

Field: Tallebudgera Creek site 1: (01 July 2012)

Sponsors: Australian Government Caring for Country, Wildlife Preservation Society Queensland - Bayside Branch , Queensland Conservation Council, South East Queensland Catchments, Seagrass-Watch HQ, Gold Coast City Council, Gold Coast Catchment Association and QPWS

  • For images from the Gold Coast Workshop (CLICK HERE)
  • To download workshop feedback pdf (CLICK HERE)
 

Mackay - Whitsunday 13 - 14 October  (COMPLETED)

Level 1 (basic)*

Location: QPWS office Jubilee Pocket

Participants: open (25 max)

Field: Sun 14 Oct: Pioneer Bay, Cannonvale

 

Level 2 (intermediate)**

Location: QPWS office Jubilee Pocket

Participants: open (25 max)

Field: Sun 14 Oct: Pioneer Bay, Cannonvale

  • For images from the Mackay-Whitsunday Workshop (CLICK HERE)
  • To download workshop feedback pdf (CLICK HERE)

 

 

 

Training Workshops - 2011

 
 

Australia

Broome, WA, 15 - 16 October 2011 (COMPLETED)

Training level: Level 1 ( Basic)**

Location: Department of Environment and Conservation, 111 Herbert Street (15 Oct)
Sponsors: Environs Kimberley & Seagrass-Watch HQ 
Field: Town Beach (16 Oct)

 

Torres Strait, Qld, 20 - 23 June 2011 (COMPLETED)

Training level: Level 1 ( Basic)**

Location: Mua Island
Time:TBA
Participants: Open ( 25 max)
Sponsors: TBA
Field: MU1, MU2 ( 21-22 June)
Time: TBA

 

Great Sandy Strait, Qld, 02 - 03 April 2011 (COMPLETED)

Training level: Level 1 (Basic)**

Location: Boonooroo Coastguard, Ekert Road, Boonooroo

Participants: GSS participants will be given preference (25 max)

Field: Boonooroo BN1 (3 Apr)

Sponsors:Cooloola Coastcare & Seagrass-Watch HQ 

  • For images from the Great Sandy Workshop (CLICK HERE)
  • To download workshop feedback pdf (CLICK HERE)

 

 

Training workshops - 2010

 

Australia

Torres Strait, Qld, 07-09 November 2010 (COMPLETED)

Location: Yam Island

Time:
Participants:
Indigenous Rangers Yam Island
Sponsors:
Land & Sea Management Unit (TSRA) & Seagrass-Watch HQ (Fisheries Qld)

Broome, WA, 10 - 12 September (COMPLETED)

Level 1 (basic)

Location: Department of Environment and Conservation, 111 Herbert Street (10 Sep)

Time: 10.30am-5pm

Participants: Open

Sponsors: Environs Kimberley & Seagrass-Watch HQ 

Field: Town Beach  (11 Sep)

Time: Meet at 600am, Town Beach.  Low tide at 624am 0.1m

Level 2 (intermediate)

Location: Demco (10 Sep)

Time: Meet at 530am, Demco site.  Low tide at 549am 0.31m

Location: Department of Environment and Conservation, 111 Herbert Street (12 Sep)

Time: 9am-4pm

Participants: Open

Sponsors: Environs Kimberley & Seagrass-Watch HQ

Certificates issued: 02 March 2011

 
 

Torres Strait, Qld, 23-24 March (COMPLETED)

Location: Badu Island

Time: 900am-200pm, 230pm-500pm
Participants:
Indigenous Rangers Badu Island
Sponsors:
Land & Sea Management Unit (TSRA) & Seagrass-Watch HQ (Fisheries Qld)

Certificates issued: 06 July 2010

  • For images form the Badu Workshop (CLICK HERE)
  • To download Level 1 Workshop feedback pdf (CLICK HERE)

 

Asia

Philippines, 27 - 30 May 2010 (COMPLETED)

Location: Moorings (Puerto Galera)
Start Time: 27th 9:00am

Participants: Coastal Resource Managers, Marine Resource Managers, Protected Area Managers and LGU Decision Makers
Sponsors: Conservation International, Marine Science Institute (University of the Philippines), municipalities of the Verde Island Passage, Coast2Reef ETC & Seagrass-Watch HQ

Philippines, 31 May - 3 June 2010 (COMPLETED)

Location: Moorings (Puerto Galera)

Start Time: 31st 9:00am
Participants: Coastal Resource Managers, Marine Resource Managers, Protected Area Managers and LGU Decision Makers
Sponsors: Conservation International, Marine Science Institute (University of the Philippines), municipalities of the Verde Island Passage, Coast2Reef ETC & Seagrass-Watch HQ

 

Pacific

Fiji, 1st  - 2nd March 2010 (COMPLETED)

Location: Marine Studies Conference Room, Laucala Campus

Time: 01 March, 900am -1600

Field: Nasese, Suva Site SV2

Time: 02 March, 1230 -1500

Site information: Click Here

Participants: Open

Sponsors: University of the South Pacific, BioNET-PACINET and Seagrass-Watch HQ

Certificates issued: 23 April 2010

Certificates issued: 23 April 2010

 

 

 

Training workshops - 2009

Australia

Torres Strait, September 14-15 (COMPLETED)

Location: Mer Island

Time: 1330– 500pm, 815am - 500pm
Participants:
Indigenous Rangers from Meer Island
Sponsors:
Land & Sea Management Unit (TSRA) & Seagrass-Watch HQ (QPI&F)

Certificates issued: 27 October 2009

  • For images from the Mer Island workshop (CLICK HERE)
  • To download the workshop feedback pdf (CLICK HERE)

Broome, WA, August 23-24 (COMPLETED)

Location: Department of Environment and Conservation, 111 Herbert Street, Broome

Time: 23rd 9:30am - 3:30pm, 24th 6:00-9:00am
Participants:
Open
Sponsors:
Environs Kimberley & Seagrass-Watch HQ

Certificates issued: 12 October 2009

  • For images from the Broome workshop(CLICK HERE)
  • To download the workshop feedback pdf (CLICK HERE)

Torres Strait, March 4 (COMPLETED)

Location: Thursday Island Bowls Club

Time: 830am – 500pm
Participants:
Indigenous Rangers from Torres Strait
Sponsors:
Land & Sea Management Unit (TSRA) & Seagrass-Watch HQ (DPI&F)

Certificates issued: 15 April 2009

Cairns, March 9-10 (COMPLETED)

Location: NFC Conference Room (38-40 Tingira Street, Portsmith Cairns)

Time: 1230pm - 530pm

Participants: Mapoon Rangers

Sponsors: Seagrass-Watch HQ (DPI&F)

Certificates issued: 15 April 2009

 

Cooktown, March 26-27 (COMPLETED)

Location: River of Gold Motel Function Room, cnr Hope & Walker Streets, Cooktown.

Time: 1230pm - 530pm

Participants: Open

Sponsors: MTSRF (RRRC) & Seagrass-Watch HQ (DPI&F)

Certificates issued: 15 April 2009

 

Asia

Singapore, May 01-03 (COMPLETED)

Level 1 (basic) Workshop

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens Botany Centre (01 May)

Time: 3.30pm-9pm

Field: Chek Jawa (02 May)

Time: 8am-12pm

Participants: Team Seagrass

Sponsors: NParks, TeamSeagrass and Seagrass-Watch HQ 

Certificates issued: 01 July 2009

  • For images from Singapore Workshop (CLICK HERE)
  • To download Level 1 Workshop feedback pdf (CLICK HERE)
 

Level 2 (intermediate) Workshop:(COMPLETED)

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens Botany Centre (03 May)

Time: 9am-3pm

Field: Pulau Semakau (01 May)

Time: 7am-12pm

Participants: Team Seagrass

Sponsors: NParks, TeamSeagrass and Seagrass-Watch HQ 

Certificates issued: 01 July 2009

  • For images from Singapore Workshop (CLICK HERE)
  • To download Level 2 Workshop feedback pdf (CLICK HERE)
 

Bali, May 09 (COMPLETED)

Location: Offices of The Nature Conservancy, Coral Triangle Center, Sanur, Bali

Participants: local Bali stakeholders, Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy

Sponsors: WCS and Seagrass-Watch HQ

Certificates issued: 11 June 2009

 

 
 

Training workshops - 2008

Bowen, May 17th

Location: Wongabeena (Guide Hut cnr Powell and Brisbane Sts), Bowen

Participants: Bowen Scout Group and local volunteers

Sponsor: Seagrass-Watch HQ, the Marine and Tropical Science Research Facility (RRRC) and DPI&F

  • For images from Bowen workshop :           (CLICK HERE)
  • To download the Workshop feedback pdf (CLICK HERE)

Hervey Bay, May 17-18th

Location: URANGAN COMMUNITY CENTRE, Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, Elizabeth St, Urangan (Opposite Miller Street)

Participants: Hervey Bay Dugong & Seagrass Monitoring Program and GSS Fauna & Flora Watch

Sponsor: Seagrass-Watch HQ and MTSRF (RRRC)

  • For images from Hervey Bay workshop :   (CLICK HERE)
  • To download the Workshop feedback pdf (CLICK HERE)

Cardwell, June 03 - 04

Location: Davey 'Buckeroo' Lawrence Training Centre
Participants:
Girringun Sea Rangers
Sponsor:
Girringun Aboriginal Corporation, MTSRF, RRRC and DPI&F

  • For images from Cardwell workshop: (CLICK HERE)
  • To download the public flyer pdf         (CLICK HERE)
  • To download Seagrass-Watch flyer    (CLICK HERE)

North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, October 18–20

Location: Melville Bay, Hubbub

Participants: Rangers/facilitators from Dhimurru and NRETAS

Sponsors: Dhimurru Land Management Aboriginal Corporation, the Northern Territory Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport (NRETAS) and Seagrass-Watch HQ

  • For images from Dhimurru workshop :       (CLICK HERE)
  • To download the Workshop feedback pdf (CLICK HERE)

PNG, Motupore Island, October  24–27

Location: Motupore Island Research Centre, Bootless Inlet, Port Moresby

Participants: University of Papua New Guinea

Sponsors: UPNG, MIRC, Packard Foundation and Seagrass-Watch HQ

  • For images from PNG workshop :           (CLICK HERE)
  • To download the Workshop feedback pdf (CLICK HERE)

 

 

 

Training workshops - 2007

February 26th, Thursday Island, Torres Strait

Location: PKA Hall Thursday Island

Participants: Indigenous Rangers from Torres Strait

Sponsor: Land & Sea Management Unit (TSRA)

March 17th, Great Sandy Strait (Field training only)

Location: Tinnanbar TN3

Participants: Great Sandy Strait Fauna and Flora

Where to meet: Tinnanbar.


March 18th, Townsville

Location: Arcadia Bay SLSC at the Rockpool on the Strand

Participants: Townsville-Thuringowa Seagrass-Watch

Sponsor: Burdekin Dry Tropics NRM

March 24-25th, Singapore

Location: NParks BioDiversity Centre, Multi-Purpose Hall. Pierce Depot Road (off Holland Road)
Date: Sat March 24: 1400 - 1730 (workshop); Sun March 25: 0630 - 1200 (field session)
Participants: Team Seagrass- Singapore
Partners/Sponsors: NParks BioDiversity Centre & Seagrass-Watch HQ

April 09-10th, Philippines

Location: Marine Science Institute, University of Philippines, Bolinao

Date: Mon April 9: 9am

Participants: UNEP/GEF Bolinao Seagrass Demonstration site

Sponsor: UNEP/GEF

June 16th, Suva, Fiji

Location: Corpus Christi Teachers College, Laucala Bay, Suva

Date: 16 June 2007

Sponsor: Seagrass-Watch HQ

 

July 14th, Airlie Beach, Queensland

Location: QPWS Whitsunday Information Centre Airlie Beach, Cnr Shute Harbour & Mandalay Roads, Jubilee Pocket
Participants: Whitsunday QPWS Volunteers
Sponsor: Seagrass-Watch HQ & QPWS

September 1st - 2nd, Broome, Western Australia

Location: Department of Environment and Conservation, 111 Herbert Street, Broome
Participants: Environs Kimberley & Kimberley Land Council
Sponsor: Environs Kimberley, Kimberley Land Council & Seagrass-Watch HQ

October 30th-31st, Mornington Island, Gulf of Carpentaria

  • Participants: Indigenous Land & Sea Rangers from Wellesley Islands region
  • Sponsor: Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation & NAILSMA
     

November 24th, Moreton Bay, Queensland

November 25th, Gold Coast, Queensland

  • Location: Gecko House, 139 Duringan Street, Currumbin
  • Participants: Gold Coast Seagrass-Watch
  • Sponsor: SEQ Catchments, QPWS(EPA), QCC and DPI&F

Training workshops Gallery - 2006

Yule Point (Cairns, Qld): 29 March 2006 (CLICK HERE)


Sarina (Mackay, Qld): 26 March 2006 (CLICK HERE)


Motupore Island (Papua New Guinea): 8-10 February 2006 (CLICK HERE)

 

 
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