Coastal youth ambassadors

South Australia has stunning coastlines with unique and amazing animals and plant life living in the oceans and on our beaches.

The Coastal Youth Ambassadors Training program engages young champions to help conserve our coast. It provides young adults with training, resources and guidance to increase their knowledge and build their capacity to help protect these environments.

If you are between 13 and 15 years old, keen to learn as much as you can about our coast and marine environments, and willing to share this new information with friends and families, and maybe even help out, then sign up today!   

About the program

Workshops are run in conjunction with exciting field trips such as supervised snorkelling and kayaking. These interactive excursions help you gain knowledge while enjoying and immersing yourself in our spectacular marine environments.

Anyone living in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region can apply. This program free for participants and funded by the NRM levy.

All activities will be held in the last week of the school holiday between Monday 20 January and Friday 24 January 2020. This highly sought-after program accepts only 20 people per workshop.

2020 program  

It’s FREE and comprises 3 sessions (workshop and field trip).

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • temperate marine ecology
  • environments and organisms of Gulf St Vincent
  • mangroves and the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary
  • migratory and local shorebirds
  • oceanography, reefs and offshore islands
  • marine mammals, dolphins, seals and more
  • study pathway options and getting involved in marine conservation in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges.

Training dates 




Monday 20 January

9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Victor Harbor

Tuesday 21 January

9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Port Adelaide

Friday 24 January

9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Port Noarlunga

How and when to apply

Applications for the 2020 program are now closed.

Related links

Lead agency

Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board

More information