Developing Greater Public Awareness of Threatened Marine Turtles

QLD Department of Environment and Science

Work with a dynamic team to undertake a range of activities that result in raising a greater public awareness of threatened marine turtles and global management issues working with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service at Mon Repos Regional Park, Bargara.

Details

Availability: Underway

Time required: 40 hours per week

Duration: 8 weeks

Location:
141 Mon Repos Rd
Bargara
Queensland
Australia

Requires face to face contact: Yes

Overview

Aims

Working with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to develop a greater public awareness of threatened marine turtles and the global management issues. The key aim to our projects is to assist in providing a professional , educational and enjoyable real-life turtle nesting/hatching experience at Mon Repos Turtle Rookery.

Outcomes

To undertake a range of activities including guiding, performing research, visitor management and working as a team to assist in the nightly workings of Mon Repos Turtle Centre.

Needs to be addressed

These outcomes support our day to day work and our organisational mission to assist us to provide the best possible experience with an accurate conservation message for local and international visitors form all walks of life and of all ages. This is delivered with limited resources.

Benefits to students

Students would gain experience in a broad range of activities related to marine turtle conservation working with
• Insight into park, visitor and eco tourism management
• Public speaking and guiding skills
• Marine turtle research skills and access to a leading turtle conservation program
• Teamwork
• The opportunity to make a difference in turtle conservation locally and globally.

Requirements

Southern Cross University

We need extra assistance from student volunteers who work well as part of a team, have effective communication skills and the ability to rapidly acquire marine turtle conservation knowledge to assist us to get the best possible outcomes in our projects with the very limited resources available.

Partner

QPWS can contribute:
* Staff in our team with expert knowledge and understanding
* Materials and equipment required to carry out tasks including a uniform shirt for the time of the internship
* Provide training as required for example: Nightly Turtle Centre duties; Data collection and research; Providing interpretive talks.