Vanuatu Coral Reef Trip
For the second time this year volunteers have the opportunity to head to Hideaway Island in Vanuatu to take part in the University's Coral Reef Regeneration program in December.
Staff, students and the general public are invited to roll their sleeves up and get involved with the bi-annual project which was established through the discipline of Marine Science by Central Coast campus lecturer Dr Kenneth Zimmerman.
Since the project was established in July last year, a coral reef replanting nursery has been built to restore parts of the reef damaged by storms and fishing.
A reef monitoring system was also introduced to continually examine the health of existing coral reefs and look for changes over time.
Dr Zimmerman is implementing actual regeneration sites throughout the coral reef surrounding Hideaway Island prior to the December trip.
There are a variety of participation levels to choose from, catering for the highly experienced to those interested in just coming along for a Pacific getaway.
Spaces are limited and filling fast so get in touch soon.
WHEN: 16 - 23 December 2013
COST: $1875 - includes return airfares, accommodation, meals and more
Contact Dr Kenneth Zimmerman Kenneth.Zimmerman@newcastle.edu.au to receive a full information pack