With so much demand and enthusiasm from our local schools and their students to learn more about Eco Barge and our activities, 2015 saw the launch of the Eco Ambassador Program.
Throughout 2015-2017 two children were selected from each local Reef Guardian school in the Whitsundays to become Eco Ambassadors, they then came to a selection of open days at Eco Barge where they learnt about the threats of marine debris, caring for sick and injured turtles and what they can do to help. With this new found knowledge they then went back into their schools to promote and educate their peers on Eco Barges mission.
However in 2018 forward the program has changed slightly, having so many passionate young children in the region it became so hard to only select two from each school. During 2021-22 Eco Barge will host Eco Ambassador Event Days, these days are open to all students in the region to come and learn about our projects and programs. This increases awareness and educates the generation to come.