Fishcare is working with 5 Deakin University students as a part of their community science projects to assist in the project delivery of our Litter Warriors project. The project will aim to deliver and develop incursion and excursion activities to schools around Port Phillip Bay directly related to marine litter and their impacts within the bay. Educational resources specific to the impacts of litter in Port Phillip Bay will be developed including props, videos, resource sheets and online learning resources.
The Litter Warriors project is being funded through the Port Phillip Bay Fund and students are being supported and mentored by Fishcare staff. Students will gain an insight into the project management and delivery of environmental grants, be introduced to Fishcare networks and partners, along with giving them the opportunity to explore their passions and interests.
Fishcare is funded through the revenue generated from the sale of recreational fishing licenses and as a part of the program, we mentor university students who are interested in pursuing careers in fisheries management, environmental science, sustainability and teaching. It is Fishcare’s aim to provide meaningful and relevant career experiences, to provide networking opportunities with our partner organisations and inspire our young leaders who are passionate about protecting our precious aquatic resources for future generations to enjoy.