Come to Vanuatu and help the University regenerate a coral reef
We are offering an exciting opportunity for University staff, students as well as the general community to make a positive environmental contribution to our planet.
Ken Zimmerman, one of our lecturers in Marine Science is offering a hands-on research opportunity in beautiful Vanuatu to regenerate a coral reef during December this year.
Participants will have the opportunity to transplant coral to the marine park at Hideaway Island, help observe and collect data through surveys on the existing reefs and once you have returned to Australia you will be able to watch your environmental contribution grow via an underwater web cam.
In an exclusive agreement with Hideaway Island Resort and Air Vanuatu, UoN students, staff, the general public and specifically students of the University elective MARI3410 course, will receive: airfares/transfers, seven night / eight day accommodation, and all meals for just AUS$1,800 per person. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is interested in making a difference.
Travel dates: Monday 10 to Monday 17 December 2012.
What you need: Students enrolled in MARI3410 course need at minimum a basic knowledge of biology, for all other participants, just an interest in getting involved helping the coral reef; a Passport with at least six months remaining before expiry and a $500.00 up front deposit.
To book or find out more: Contact Ken Zimmerman (Kenneth.Zimmerman@newcastle.edu.au) or call 02 4348 4127 or 0421 594 216.
NB: The trip does not include scuba diving activities, but these can be arranged for interested individuals at an additional cost.