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Marine Biologist for a Day - Fri 13 April 2018 - Brisbane

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Redlands Indigiscapes Centre

17 Runnymede Road

Capalaba, QLD 4157

Australia

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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
Rachel Parry

Rachel loves the ocean and tries to spend every spare moment near it, on it or under it! Her passion for marine life has seen her work on conservation projects in far flung corners of the world.

Rachel’s favourite animals are corals and sharks and she has worked in many areas including coral disease monitoring, coral reef surveying, whale shark monitoring, invasive species management and coral nurseries. Rachel is also a dive instructor and spends her weekends diving on North Stradbroke Island.

“I have a firm belief that education is the key to conservation. As the saying goes: we conserve only what we love, we love only what we understand, and we understand only what we are taught. Science needs to be more accessible to the general public. By educating and creating understanding and love for the ocean we can instil a sense of environmental responsibility and create ocean ambassadors to help to conserve our precious marine eco-systems.”

FAQs

Are there age/grade requirements to participate?

Yes, suitable for 7 - 12 year old children.

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?

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

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

Supervision?

**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 on the day?

Please notify the event coordinator as soon as possible. Unfortunately refunds will NOT be possible.
The child may be able to attend the next event if available.

Refund Policy

Refunds available up to 30 days prior to the event.

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Redlands Indigiscapes Centre

17 Runnymede Road

Capalaba, QLD 4157

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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