The Ocean Quest Coral Propagation Trainer course is a leadership certification which qualification entitles for a teaching status in the Ocean Quest Coral Education Programs. The trainers in this program shall be teaching the techniques and methodology of coral propagation designed by Ocean Quest. The Coral Propagation Techniques is known as the "Coral Gardening" course. It is a non scientific program that enables everybody to systematically learn how to propagate corals and eventually create broad scaled restoration of damaged coral reefs. The purpose of this education system is to ensure correct handling of corals and to minimize impact to the coral reef in the processes of restoration. The techniques, materials, methodology and education brought by the certified trainers is simplified and ideal for island and coastal communities. The Ocean Quest Trainer is respected for their role in coral conservation.
ROLES AND DUTIES
Like all educators the Ocean Quest Coral Propagation Trainers are our link to the community and our guardian for the marine environment. This is reflected in our Trainer's Code of Ethics. Selected trainers shall be trained further to pursue higher levels that enables them to train other trainers. These qualities are the strength of all our trainers. Besides restoring coral reefs through education the role of Ocean Quest Trainers are learning and understanding the dynamics of local communities. This in turn will lead to solution finding for conservation. The Ocean Quest trainer represents Ocean Quest in our bid to save the coral reefs in a non conflicting approach. This means the trainer shall continually find ways that benefits the community from what they are doing.
HOW TO BECOME OCEAN QUEST CORAL PROPAGATION TRAINER
To become a Coral Propagation Trainer you must first enroll in the Coral Propagation Workshop. The workshop give you the first feel of what coral propagation is all about. The workshop can be part of an intensive Coral Propagation Trainer Course and it is conducted on the first day of the training. Prerequisites and requirements of the trainer course can be found in the Coral Propagation Trainer Course Outlines. Please click on the link to read the outlines.