As part of IPMEN (International Pacific Marine Educators Network) conference 2014 in Japan, we (IPMEN delegates) took school kids from the IWATE prefecture, who had endured the 2011 tsunami, on their first marine excursion.
School girl from Manor Lakes on board Pelican1 during Two Bays 2014- learning about Sea Country- behind her is a map of Aboriginal Australia.
"To adapt what Robert Macfarlane says in his wonderful book Mountains of the Mind, coral reefs are the contingencies of geology and biology, ‘products of human perception…imagined into existence down the centuries’. Now that we are in the Age of the Anthropocene, where humans have for the first time begun to influence geological change, this ‘collaboration of he physical forms of the world with the imaginations of humans has surely never been more important."
From The Reef
A Passionate History
Action stations on research vessel Pelican1. Taken during an expedition with @IFAWAU to conduct a Baseline Study of Cetacean Activity on the edge of the continental shelf west of Kangaroo Island, South Australia- April 24- May 9, 2013. Photo: Michelle Quach
Learning about the problems of plastic debris for the marine world. On board Pelican1 for Two Bays 2013 #marineeducation #learningbydoing
Kid on board Pelican1. Photographing a sea creature in the touch tank. Part of our marine education program during Two Bays 2013.
Fitting the Pelican1 hull deck- note the half wheels (these became whole when a turn required) holding up the hull form. Innovative idea from Pelican’s builders allowed us to spin the hulls where ever they needed to be.
Beginning the fit out in Pelican’s first hull #boatbuilding #docklands