Hastings Secondary College student Krystal Greenwood is one of twenty students chosen to take part in the Rotary Rymarine program on 25-28 October 2018 in Coffs Harbour.
The Rymarine program targets young people who are interested in marine studies and marine industry. The program acts as a stepping stone for Year 10 and 11 students, helping them towards marine careers and marine biology studies.
Krystal is excited to be the taking part in such a motivational program. "I have an interest in marine biology and am looking forward to the hands-on experience I will get during the program while conducting field work with local experts".
The program is limited to twenty students and provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop their interests in marine biology and related science technologies.
The full two-day program includes:
• Lectures on fish and shark morphology, embryonic development and taxonomy at the National Marine Science Centre.
• Visit Sawtell beach for talks on Sea Birds and Surf Patrol.
• Visit the Department of Primary Industry – Solitary Islands, Marine Park & Fisheries.
• Students will hear of experiences from the Australian Border Force.
- Visit Bongil Bongil National Park which includes a canoe trip, discussing estuarine processes, the ecology and climate change.
• Guided walk of Mutton Bird Island (Mutton birds will be nesting) including the study of the mutton birds and understanding of the Aboriginal significance.
• Visit Dolphin Marine Magic for a how presentation on working and training with seals.
We look forward to hearing more about Krystal’s experience when she returns from the study trip.