Marine Biologist for a Day - April 2017

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Alexandra Park Conference Centre

13 Mari Street

Alexandra Headland, QLD 4572


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Become a Marine Biologist for a Day and be immersed in a full day of marine science:

  • Get up close and touch live marine creatures

  • Find out why animals look and feel the way they do, how they function and what their role is in the marine environment

  • Learn what problems humans create for them and why we need to look after them.

  • Learn about Sharks and the important role they play in the marine ecosystem

  • Understand why sharks sometimes attack humans

  • Touch real shark jaws

In Marine Biologist for a Day, our aim is to educate students with the right information based on science to create informed, future custodians of the ocean and all its wonderful creatures within it.

Parents are invited to arrive half an hour before the conclusion so they may be educated by their children, giving the kids a chance to show off the wealth of new information they have acquired. Parents will be amazed just how much their kids remember.

Marine Biologist for a Day will be an experience they will never forget.

Spaces are limited, bookings essential!

About your Presenter
Richard Coward is a marine ecologist and co-founder of Ocean Life Education. Richard’s incredible passion for the marine environment and vibrant personality allow him to educate and inspire children and adults to care for the ocean and its inhabitants. Richard has extensive experience managing exhibits in local and overseas aquariums, working with sharks, seals, penguins, turtles, sea jellies, fish, octopus and invertebrates to name a few. He has been involved in research projects such as buoyancy syndrome turtle research, shark research and breeding programs as well as whale rescue. Richard’s knowledge has been reported on the Totally Wild television series and various news broadcasts. As a father of three he enjoys the fascination sea animals bring to young minds.


Are there age/grade requirements to participate?

Yes, students must be in grades 2, 3, 4 or 5 in 2017.

What time does the day start and finish?

Start time is 9 am and finish time is 2.30 pm. Please arrive at 8.45 for a 9 am start.
Parents are welcome from 2 pm to be educated by their children and view the live marine animals.

What to bring?

Children are asked to bring a hat, for morning tea and lunch times.
Dress comfortably, casual with enclosed shoes.

There is no food provided. Bring drinks, morning tea and lunch.
Please Do NOT bring foods containing nut or nut products.


**Please note parents are not required to stay. However, if necessary, you may touch base with your child during break times.

The children will be supervised at all times by the workshop leaders both in workshop times and break times. During break times children are supervised in designated areas. Parents are asked not to take children away from the supervised area before notifying the event organisers.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact the Ocean Life Education office phone: 07 5443 8545 or Email us: info@oceanlifeeducation.com.au

What do I do if my child is unwell?

Please notify the event coordinator as soon as possible. Unfortunately refunds will NOT be possible.

Refund Policy

Refunds will not be possible for this event.

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