The Youth Ecology Project is a pilot-sponsorship that supports an Australian Year 10-11 student to attend the annual Maabayj Turtle Camp on West Island, in the Sir Edward Pellew group in the southwest Gulf of Carpentaria. The remote camp is led by the Li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Ranger Unit in September-October every year, when the turtles arrive to nest and lay eggs.

Participating in the camp offers a unique learning experience for students who have an interest in the environment, marine science and ecology, as well as providing an opportunity for intercultural awareness and the sharing of traditional management practices of the sea, country and coast.

In 2015,  3C Projects will be working with Darwin Senior High School (NT) to assist students to submit expressions of interest in July, with student interviews and selection in August. Students are expected to provide a report of their experience as a part of the project, which will be published on this page as well as contribute to their SACE qualifications in Communtiy Services and PLP.

Through the project, Ethos Global also helps to promote the Maabayj Turtle Camp as an ethical and sustainable ecotourism enterprise that supports the Yanyuwa and Mara people, who are the traditional owners and caretakers of this incredible ecology.

Borroloola, NT
$1950.00
3C Projects
Darwin High School, Li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Ranger Unit (Mabunji AC)

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    November 8, 2015

    2015 Turtle Camp Report - Sonya Fenton

    Sonya Fenton from Darwin High School travelled to West Island in the October school holidays for her week of turtle-time led by the Li'Anthawirriarra Sea Ranger Unit. Her report below, documents the key insights and learnings from her experience and is a well resesrched, interesting read. Congratulations Sonya!

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    Sonya Fenton from Darwin High School travelled to West Island in the October school holidays for her week of turtle-time led by the Li'Anthawirriarra Sea Ranger Unit. Her report below, documents the key insights and learnings from her experience and is a well resesrched, interesting read. Congratulations Sonya!

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    September 12, 2015

    2015 Student Selected

    Congratulations to Sonya Fenton from Darwin Senior High School for being selected as the 2015 student sponsored for the EGF Youth Ecology Project. Her submission to the expression of interest clearly demonstrated her ability to represent the school and Ethos Global on this special cultural journey. Sonya will head to West island near Borroloola for the Maabayj Turtle Camp in the school holidays...

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    Congratulations to Sonya Fenton from Darwin Senior High School for being selected as the 2015 student sponsored for the EGF Youth Ecology Project. Her submission to the expression of interest clearly demonstrated her ability to represent the school and Ethos Global on this special cultural journey. Sonya will head to West island near Borroloola for the Maabayj Turtle Camp in the school holidays and will present her report later in the year.

     

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    July 20, 2015

    2014 Turtle Camp Report - Moss Kilby-Glencross

    In October 2014, Moss Kilby-Glencross from Darwin Senior High School was the inaugural student sponsored under the Tradtitional Youth Ecology Project and travelled to West Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria for a week of turtle-time led by the Li'Anthawirriarra Sea Ranger Unit. His key insights and learnings are documented in the report below.

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    In October 2014, Moss Kilby-Glencross from Darwin Senior High School was the inaugural student sponsored under the Tradtitional Youth Ecology Project and travelled to West Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria for a week of turtle-time led by the Li'Anthawirriarra Sea Ranger Unit. His key insights and learnings are documented in the report below.

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