Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour Daybreak
Attention: District 9650 Rotary Club Youth Directors
Reference: District 9650 Rymarine (a Rotary program for youth interested in marine science or related fields).
Residential School for Year 9 to 11 students, Thursday 26th October to Sunday 29th October 2017.
The Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour Daybreak is holding their annual motivational program for talented young people who are interested in marine studies and related marine careers. The program will be held from 5:00 pm Thursday 26th October to 1:00 pm Sunday 29th October 2017.
Numbers will be restricted to 21 so that all students can be involved in practical work and take part in marine activities.
The cost of the program is $500 per student. This will include accommodation, all food and travel to various field trips, venues and also snorkelling if weather permits.
Accommodation will be provided at the Australian Youth Hostel, 51 Collingwood Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450. Phone 02 6652 6462
The program will be held with the ongoing support and participation from Australian Marine Science Centre and Southern Cross University, Solitary Island Marine Park Authority, NSW Water Police, Coffs Harbour Dive Centre, Solitary Islands Underwater Research Group, Australian Customs Service, Marine Rescue, Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s Co-operative, Dolphin Marine Magic , National Parks and Wild-life, Lifeguard Services NSW.
The program aims to:
Develop a special interest in marine biology and related sciences and techs.
Give hands on experience in dealing with marine animals and plants.
Challenge students in an educational environment emphasising the necessity for diligence in study which will lead to rewarding careers.
ntroduce students to careers that they may not have considered.
Show students the awesome diversity and incredible beauty of a fragile environment.
Full supervision of the students by both males and females will be provided by Rotarians at all times to ensure the safety and care of the students. All students must remain within the bounds of the program for the duration. The group will only take part in optional snor-kelling under the control and discretion of qualified Dive Masters from Coffs Harbour Dive Cen-tre.
Will your Rotary Club please select and sponsor a talented and interested student (or two) to attend this event. It may be possible to defray some or all of the cost to the student.
Schools in your area have been sent information and may be in contact with your club.
An Application Form is available from your Club Secretary and a detailed program of activities will be provided to those who are selected to attend.
Please remember that the program is limited to a maximum of 21 participants and early applications are advised to avoid disappointment. Last year all positions were filled prior to the closing date.
Nominations will close on Sunday 8th October 2017.