CREW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Red Cat Adventures is striving to develop educational programs for our staff and guests, and to do this we strongly support our staff in undertaking external training which ensures our team provide the best, most up to date information.
CORAL WATCH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP MAY 2021
Two of our Reefsearchers - Micca & Deb - recently attended the workshop held on Heron Island which focused on professional development, including field activities, coral identification, data analysis and learning how to effectively teach how to monitor coral and educate about this precious marine environment.
FIELD TRIP WITH DR. DEREK BALL AUGUST 2021
With the assistance from the Reef Assist Program, 6 lucky crew spent 3 days and 2 nights with Dr Derek Ball, learning about mangrove species and the importance of these ecosystems; bush tucker and a visit to the Nara Inlet site, walk to Spion Kop on South Molle Island and a stop at the rock quarry, beach clean ups and local history.
Every crew member has come back filled to the brim with knowledge that they are super keen to share with our other crew, and most importantly our guests.
SAVANNAH GUIDES 2021
Red Cat Adventures is the first marine tourism operator to be accredited as a Savannah Guide Enterprise. This is something we are extremely proud of!
As part of the accreditation process, we hosted a field school in March, where guides came from all over to attend and learn about the Whitsundays.
We now have 4 fully accredited Savannah Guides and two Special Members as part of our Reefsearch team.
LOCAL FLORA & FAUNA
We were lucky enough to host ex Mackay Ranger and long time local Steve Pearson. Steve's passion for and knowledge of the local flora and fauna is second to none.
Steve took out our team to Cedar Creek Falls to educate us on identifying tree species, the importance of control burning, local bush tucker and use for plants, and general knowledge that our team can now share with our guests, whether out on the water or guiding our Falls to Paradise tour.
Thank you Steve!