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Ocean Life Education

Ocean Life Education ‘brings the sea to you’ providing fun environmental education programs designed to inspire students of all ages to appreciate and take responsibility for the marine ecosystem.

Interactive programs aim to impact the learner’s attitudes, beliefs and behaviors with the long-term outcome being sustainability of our marine environment.

Marine educators arrive with fascinating live marine animals, artifacts, games and information, blending ‘hands on’ interaction with science and entertainment.

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.


"Ocean Life Education is committed to making a difference. We believe that early awareness and understanding form a basis for life-long learning and appreciation of our marine environment,” Richard Coward.

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