Monday, September 19, 2011

SPOTLIGHT ON: Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Terrigal, NSW

Photo by Robb Westerdyke
Australia has some awesome marine discovery centres and one of the very newest sits north of Sydney on the NSW Central Coast. Web site:  The Cen­tral Coast Marine Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre (CCMDC) opened its doors to the pub­lic on Box­ing Day, 26 Decem­ber, 2009. After months of work from vol­un­teers and sup­port­ing organ­i­sa­tions, the CCMDC is now hosting visitors. 

Fea­tures of CCMDC include: 

  • displays of local marine life, 
  • environments and history; 
  • a touch pool, 
  • rockpool rambles, 
  • ”Sea Star Theatre” 
  • Dive Wreck Room simulating the underwater feel of the ex-HMAS Adelaide that was scuttled as an artificial reef.

If you are visiting the Central Coast these holidays you might like to call in. If your school would like to book an excursion phone: 02 4349 4756      

Marine Discovery Centres are education partners with AUSMEPA who provide free pre and post visit materials including curriculum units here literacy readers here and posters here for teachers and students.

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