Our education programs combine theory, practice and 4Cs philosophy. Using a service learning framework the programs develop and improve:
- knowledge retention;
- individual responsibility;
- measurable environmental outcomes; and
- a deeper, longer-lasting connection with nature
The Marina Classroom Program reconnects students from the greater Mackay region with their coastal environments and islands. Combining curriculum from the classroom with practical learning experiences, the program develops understanding, knowledge and practical skills to manage marine and coastal environments.
This course is suitable for UNSW students with an interest in tropical marine ecology, species and population management. The field based approach allows students to gain direct experience and ecology skills while working alongside research scientists and contributing to real world management plans.
This introductory course is available to secondary or college students Australia wide with an interest in marine science. Developed in partnership with IMAS and UTAS the course is delivered online and through a six day field program on Maria Island. Students participating will be introduced to marine biology theory and marine management while developing practical sampling and identification skills.
If you’re a teacher or anyone working in education, we’d love to sit down with you and talk about designing a course that meets your needs.
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We give students experiences that they can’t get in the classroom. We need to subsidise the costs of the trips so that they an afford them.
Can you help give more young people an unforgettable experience?
We’ve introduced two flagship education programs tailored for university and high school students.
We have designed the programs to be affordable, applicable and memorable.
The programs teach students skills ranging from understanding complex ecosystems, to the scientific basics of monitoring, collecting and analysing data to designing conservation management programs that could save endangered species like the bridled nailtail wallaby or flatback turtle.
We take the students to spectacular places that they could otherwise never get to. But most of all, we give them trips that will have ripple effects on their lives far beyond the one week away.