Sunday, August 30, 2009

KIDS AND WATER - marine education readers available online

‘Kids and Water’ marine education readers are now online! All 18 Marine readers and 4 Teacher Resource books from the Kids and Water Series can be accessed at

Great opportunity for teachers wanting to integrate marine education into their workplans.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Victorian Marine Park friends group helps Jawbone and Point Cooke

Marine Care Ricketts Point is a Victorian marine sanctuary friends group in Australia. It has not only taken on real stewardship of the local marine park they have also been lending a hand to establish community friends groups for two other wet parks within Port Phillip Bay.

It won't be long before their Marine Education Centre opens at Ricketts Point for school groups and public education. This new Centre compliments their efforts in science based community monitoring of the sanctuary. The surveys are clearly demonstrating real progress towards increased health of this highly used urban marine sanctuary.

Check them out at

Friday, August 28, 2009

Google Ocean and port conservation - Brisbane

Google Earth's Ocean overlay features an info spot article on Port of Brisbane's conservation efforts, highlighting their shorebird roost and marine education service. Have a look at what they've been doing.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A simple thanks will do

Elequently simple. Educators can introduce AUSMEPA marine education topics to students using the Thank You Ocean public service announcement on uTube

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ships, Ports and the Marine Environment

Maritime industries have always been important to Australia yet there has been little educational material around for teachers and students. Free online education units on both Ships and the Marine Environment as well as Ports and the Marine Environment are currently available now at AUSMEPA School webpages.