Queensland boy who got Billie Eilish to help reef program made CoralWatch ambassador

17 Feb 2022

A nine-year-old Queensland boy who encouraged one of the world's biggest pop stars to get involved in a campaign to protect the Great Barrier Reef has added another achievement to his impressive record.

After suceeding in his efforts to get singer-songwriter Billie Eilish to lend her song Ocean Eyes to a campaign to protect the Great Barrier Reef, Bundaberg's Elijah Richardson has now been made an ambassador by UQ's CoralWatch program. 

The Year 4 student has become the first child to ever hold an ambassador position, and attended a recent CoralWatch training workshop at Heron Island Research Station. He will also attend the upcoming World Science Festival to be held in Brisbane next month. 

Elijah and CoralWatch have their sights set on recruting Hollywood actors Robert De Niro and Kit Harrington to the cause, but for now are thrilled to have the support of Billie Eilish. 

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