Students’ Cicada Awards winning film highlights mangroves

8th December 2015

“The importance of mangroves” won 5 young film-makers $250 from David Hannan, Ocean Ark Alliance at Wildlife Queensland Bayside’s 2015 Cicada Awards Premiere Screening on Friday night. They shared some fun moments with Madi Stewart aka Shark Girl who at just 22 years of age has been diving for ten years and filming for six.

Madi is already an accomplished and influential film maker with her films on the highly-regarded Smithsonian Channel. The WQ Coastal Citizen Science MangroveWatch brochure and Norm Duke’s “Australia’s mangroves” appeared briefly in this informative and fun film! It’s great to see such wisdom from those so young – this was entered in the U12 category – and their depiction of food chain is spot on!

It was also good to see some of our Citizen Scientists at the event – Geoffrey Redman and Shay Simpson – who gave the Cicada Awards the thumbs up for giving youth a means of making their voices heard in a creative way.

Find out more about the entrants, awards, films and special guests by clicking here

23 2nd Place U12, Lucy Rowell, Madi Stewart, Sam Weedon, Elly Rowell, Amy Weedon & Josie Rowell

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