Wednesday, September 29, 2010

TALKING OCEAN: Marine Discovery Centres from top to bottom

Australia's Marine Discovery Centers (MDC) share information and assist each other with inspiration on how to attain the best possible outcomes for education about the marine environment. This month two school-based two Marine Discovery Centres, situated respectively in the northern and southern coastal regions of Australia, did just that.

Tagai College News
Andrew Denzin who also recently received the well earned Queensland Green Teachers Award doesn't sit on his laurels. When provided with the opportunity, the Marine Studies Coordinator, Tagai College, on Thursday Island headed down to Adelaide accompanied by Torres Strait Regional Authority's well respected Sea Ranger, Frank Loban and Matthew Denzin, Associate Principal of Tagai College with the idea of visiting the awarded Henley Beach Marine Discovery Centre at the Star of the Sea College in South Australia.

The visit allowed for sharing ideas and a dialog on continuing progress of the Tagai College facility, currently undergoing design, renovation and update changes that contribute to their Marine Studies Centre of Excellence.

Both MDCs are education partners with AUSMEPA, who have just completed publication of two literacy readers specifically for the Torres Strait.

Find out more about the Australian Marine Environment Protection Association (AUSMEPA) here
Find Henley Beach MDC South Australia newsletter here
Find Torres Strait Queensland Green Teacher news here 
Find out more about Australia's network of Marine Discovery Centers here

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