WiseOceans Marine Discovery Programmes at Resorts
A WiseOceans Marine Discovery Programme uses education and interaction to inspire excitement about marine and coastal environments, helping resort guests to enjoy and to value the natural world around them.
Resident Marine Educators are a source of knowledge and inspiration for guests and staff; there to educate, enthuse, and engage.
A Marine Education Station creates a focal point for all things marine, coastal and environmental at a resort, becoming a hive of activity as resort guests come to look through books, ask questions about fish, coral and snorkelling, and discuss the local environment.
Marine education activities with resort guests include guided snorkels, marine fun in the kids club and marine biology talks to name a few! Helping guests to enjoy the natural environment around them through education and involvement significantly enhances their experience.
Reef Restoration Projects contribute to the regeneration of local reefs as well as provide engaging and meaningful activities for guests.
Employee engagement programmes extend our reach beyond guests, to the heart of every resort: their employees. The programmes build a passion for the marine environment throughout a resort, heightening awareness and interest, and empowering the staff community to enjoy the local marine life and to promote its conservation.
WiseOceans activities, events and training opportunities for the local community help a resort to integrate into and add value back to adjacent communities.
Blogs, social media posts and press releases to local, national and international press optimise the outreach of a resort’s contribution to environmental conservation.
WiseOceans Marine Educators contribute to national and international marine conservation by conducting surveys to assess the health of marine and coastal environments; this data is donated to governmental departments and local NGOs.
“Life at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles without WiseOceans would be like an ocean with no fish”
Alex Porteous; General Manager; Four Seasons Resorts Seychelles, January 2015
“The WiseOcean team not only contributes to the health of our little Petite Anse Bay but it also contributes tremendously to the guest experience. The team has a remarkable energy and natural hospitable approach. The right partner on a great journey together.”
Adrian Messerli, General Manager, Four Seasons Resorts Seychelles, May 2017
“One of the stars of Four Seasons is the WiseOceans team stationed at Petite Anse. I cannot say enough good things about the team behind it, the information they provide. Four Seasons needs to cherish and treasure this brilliant brilliant set up, it’s the sort of thing that really sets them apart from any competitors.” TripAdvisor May 2016