Reef Wanderers to equip members of reef assessment tools on March 13-14, 2021 in Brgy. Nato, Anini-y, Antique.
The training will cover first batch of the fast expanding number members of the group and to manage compliance to health protocols.
The reef assessment training aims to help its members become familiar on the different methods being used for reef data gathering, primarily the Photo Quadrat method of data collection, management and analysis.
The session intends to equip members with essential skills and improve their knowledge of life and environment underwater.
Read: Meet the Reef Wanderers
A reef assessment is employed by marine scientists to check the health status of coral reefs as a way to determine its social, economic and ecological value and as well as cost of damage.
Reef Wanderers will have marine scientists as resource persons for the training using a module which includes theoretical background and practical application.
The training is designed for Reef Wanderer members and it will be carried out by batches in compliance to health protocols because of the ongoing pandemic. It serves as a pilot testing in preparation for trainings that will be opened to non-members in the future.
The group was formed in 2018 and registered the group at the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2019.. It is composed of professionals in government service, lawyers, doctors, engineers, and environmental protection advocates from different walks of life.
The organization was founded in the spirit of volunteerism and adventure and with inclusion and partnership in mind. It developed programs anchored on two frameworks: conservation and protection and community awareness.
It uses diving and water sport as an entry point to raise awareness and bring solutions on issues that continue to plague our coastal communities and the marine environment.
Visit its Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/reefwanderers