We hold annual workshops in Seasearch Observer Training run by our Island based course tutor. Surveyor courses take place subject to demand and these are run by the National Coordinator. In 2016 this was part of our annual Reef Survey Week. Special Workshops for teachers and youth leaders interested in involving groups in inter-tidal
exploration are also run in conjunction with the Société Jersiaise, Marine Biology Group. This year we also hope to run our first specialist species workshop.
Progression & Development
A particularly important factor in developing the project is that it will provide students and youth groups with the opportunity to participate on two levels: the shore_thing a junior programme and a link to the more advanced Seasearch programme.
Our aim is our own island based Shore_thing and Seasearch training coordination framework, enabling us to assist schools and youth groups: Providing opportunities, presentations, training and support for teachers or leaders, ideally enabling them to run or supervise projects themselves.
We now have a template for our Schools Beach survey, access to a Touch tank, material based on the shore_thing and Field Study Council material templates. We are also planning an explanatory video, junior work packs, simplified observation reports, posters and identification cards. Additional support would be available through the shore_thing and Jersey Seasearch website in support of the project.