Perth NRM is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Walters as Education Officer for the Adopt-A-Beach Program.
Mr Walters has extensive experience as an educator in the environmental/sustainability sector, having previously led engagement and learning programs for Perth Zoo and the Western Australian Museum.
“I’m excited about this opportunity to work closely with teachers and their students,” said Mr Walters.
“The conservation of our coastal and marine environments is closely aligned with my personal values. The Adopt-A-Beach program will be a great way for schools to participate in coastal and marine projects through in-class sessions as well as field work opportunities at our local beaches.”
Perth NRM CEO Paul Bodlovich said, “We are very pleased to have Wayne join our team to lead the educational components of the Adopt-A-Beach program, working with schools to deliver programs that combine applied science with the principles of environmental management and caring for our coastline.”
The appointment of an education officer has been made possible through the generous support of the Feilman Foundation, who have provided triennial funding for the position.
“This early support from the Feilman Foundation provides Perth NRM an opportunity to develop the Adopt-A-Beach program into a recognised and valued educational program that helps establish positive engagement between young people, their community and the environment,” Mr Bodlovich said.
“Perth NRM’s vision is to end the ‘generational amnesia’ that permits existing degradation of our environment to become a new standard for normal.
“Fortunately, we’re already seeing results as it becomes increasingly evident that people expect improvement in their lifetime, and they want to be a part of that improvement. The Adopt-A-Beach program creates opportunities that put that enthusiasm to work with real educational and practical outcomes.”