Information About Sea Champions
We know that quite often people would like to get more involved with the work of MCS but may only have limited time to help. As a Sea Champion you decide how much time you can offer us and what activities will fit your lifestyle.
Local people have local knowledge - your role as a Sea Champion will be to help raise awareness of marine conservation issues close to home and show locals how they can make a difference. This can be done in numerous and creative ways:
· If you only have a few minutes to spare and would like to promote MCS then put up posters up in your workplace and direct interested people to our website to find out more
· Identify local organisations and groups that might want to organise their own beach cleans and perhaps give a talk
· Work with the local community to find ways to become a plastic bag free village or town
· Ask people to log sightings on our website of basking sharks, marine turtles and jellyfish and encourage divers to get involved with our SeaSearch project.
· Persuade people to log onto our Your Seas Your Voice website and vote for, or suggest sites that need special marine protection
· Get involved in fundraising for MCS by running your own events, persuading others to get involved with current MCS fundraising events or just helping others to organise one.
· Start your own local group with the support of MCS
It is really up to you how you want to develop the role using your local knowledge to engage your community in the work of the Marine Conservation Society.
At the Action Days, Welsh Officer, Gill Bell, and Biodiversity Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Sue Ranger, will talk about the work of MCS in Wales and the issues and threats to Welsh Marine Life. They will give you ideas in the ways in which you can get involved and the support we can offer you in your role as a Sea Champion. If at the end of the session you feel you would like to sign up then we can give you some great materials to get you started.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or Gill Bell, Welsh Officer firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any further questions.
Sunday 13th February 2011
Doors open at 12pm, programme starts at 12.15pm
Picton Community Centre
Picton Community Centre is located just off A4076 Freeman Way, turn off the A4076 into the Pembrokeshire Council Offices entrance and then turn left into the Picton Community Centre carpark.