August 2013 saw the start of Sea Rescue’s WaterWise program in Eden. Wilderness based Liza Wigley is our WaterWise Eden Instructor, who is kindly sponsored by the Department of Agriculture. In the first month that Liza has been teaching children about water safety and rip currents she has taught over 3000 children how to be safe near the sea, how to avoid rip currents, what to do in an emergency and who to call for help.
Says Liza, “The kids were all enthusiastic, and the feedback from the teachers is very positive. As soon as I start talking about Rip Currents, everybody sits up a bit straighter! Parkdene Primary was the biggest school that I have visited … I needed to split the classes over two days.”
Below are some pictures from Liza’s lessons.
WaterWise Eden is proudly sponsored by the Department of Agriculture.