03 Jul CTC Partners with Murdoch University to Deliver Online Conservation and Facilitator Training

Restrictions on travel and emphasis on social distancing due to COVID-19 have limited the opportunities for face-to-face engagement. However, CTC has remained flexible and creative in our delivery of training and workshops. This month, we held a three-day training, in collaboration with Murdoch University, as part of the Murdoch Sustainable Practicum Program. The program was attended by 10 participants, ranging from Murdoch University students, Udayana University students, and Sea Communities.

During the three-day program, CTC facilitated critical conversations and the development of projects designed to implement environmental education for coastal community schools in Les Village, Buleleng, Bali. Participants were provided with knowledge about creating facilitation guidelines and material delivery techniques. The training focused on producing engaging and interactive learning activities concerning the importance of the marine ecosystem, the threats to the health of these ecosystems, and potential solutions to environmental problems. These topics were translated into learning programs relevant to a range of school levels. The program equipped the students with an awareness of marine conservation and facilitation skills.

“The training has been really interesting, fun, and super engaging! I feel more confident in speaking to people. My knowledge of marineecosystems has improved hugely” said Ashlin Duffy from Murdoch University.

The training also emphasized some practical tips to deliver knowledge to early learners. These include creating interactive learning, understanding participants’ moods, engaging in problem-solving activities, and providing the learning session with simple, fun, and engaging games. At CTC, we believe in the power of merging art, games, and science as an impactful tool for learning. Through interactive learning, we will be able to inspire others to care for our reefs and oceans.

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