Bron and Fam present a special volunteer focused edition of Radio Marinara. With marine and coastal volunteers in covid-19 isolation, staying connected to the coast has been a big challenge when so many have not been able to be physically get there. But as the saying goes, necessity is the parent of invention...
First up, we’ll speak with Parks Victoria’s Mark Rodrigue, and Coastcare Victoria’s Bec Cross about their combined initiative of designing a series of interactive online workshops and virtual field trips around Victoria’s coastline. Kicking off on May 19, there’s something for everyone with a 4-month series of virtual field trips, forums and workshops covering all aspects of Victoria’s marine environment.
We’ll then continue our discussion with Mark and Bec by bringing in three great people who are the eyes and ears of our marine environments: Don Love (Friends of Beware Reef), Elizabeth Jensen (Marine Care, Rickett’s Point and Beach Patrol 3193) and Jon Duthie (Friends of the Bluff, Barwon Estuary Project, Festival of the Sea) will (technology willing, cross your fingers folks!!) tell us all about the Marine Protected Areas under their care, their special groups of people who volunteer so much of themselves to look after them, how the current pandemic has impacted them and their work, and some pretty cool adaptations they’ve come up with to help people stay connected to the marine environments they love.
This is going to be a really special show – we hope you can join us. Via 102.7FM, or via live streaming at rrr.org.au
About this program
The team continues the great Marinara tradition of bringing you a quirky but informative look at all that is marine. Get to know all things wet and salty.
The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.