Participants of Reef Spawn (known as planulae) undergo two parts of the program between May and December 2021:
1.1 Online sessions
Participants are exposed to four (4) virtual sessions on topics including Conservation Knowledge, Project Development, Project Management and Communications before a 3 day 2 night bootcamp in Pulau Langkawi.
1.2 In-person session
In Pulau Langkawi, the planulae were exposed to the multi-dimensional challenges in managing an island and its marine environment. They were put through hands-on learning, visits to key stakeholders and simulation exercises to improve their understanding.
On the first day, the planulae were focused on understanding the nature and species conservation through activities with MareCet, Trash Hero Langkawi and Juara Turtle Project.
Dolphin observation with MareCet
Beach Cleanup and Brand Audit with Trash Hero Langkawi
On the second day, the planulae visited Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and Department of Fisheries (DOF) to better understand the environmental management perspectives of Langkawi.
With Mr Shauqi from LADA
With Mr Hafiz from DOF
On the third day, the planulae explore sustainable tourism practices through a visit to Frangipani, Langkawi; the greenest resort in Southeast Asia.
Planulae are to use the knowledge gained during the budding phase to conduct their own initiatives and Reef Stakes® sessions within their respective communities.