Oceans Project Coordinator, QLD
Megan Connell Oceans Project Coordinator, QLD © Adam Connell

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Megan Connell

Oceans Project Coordinator, QLD

Australia

  • Areas of Expertise

    Coastal and marine management, science communication, environmental stewardship, education.

Biography

Megan is passionate about engaging the community in collaborative stewardship via innovative environmental projects. Growing up in Tharawal Country (Wollongong), Megan developed a love for the ocean and its curious inhabitants through local snorkelling. She started her marine career in Sydney as an interpretive guide, on rockpools and in the water as a snorkelling guide.

Prior to joining us, Megan was an education and stewardship manager for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, facilitating a Great Barrier Reef catchment-wide stewardship program. Megan worked with communities on conservation, restoration, education and behaviour change projects that improve the sustainability of ecosystems linked to the Great Barrier Reef. During this time, she also contributed to Reef health investigations, ecosystem restoration and monitoring projects and training in citizen science activities.

In her current role as Oceans Project Coordinator, Megan is responsible for the community engagement and stewardship of the Noosa River Estuary shellfish reef restoration project.  Along with this, she will also be supporting the development of restoration projects across Queensland.

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