“Promoting sustainability and conservation by increasing awareness and understanding of the marine environment.” Creating an awareness of the issues concerning Victorian fisheries, recreational fishing and the marine and freshwater environment is a key concern of the Department of Primary Industries. The Marine Discovery Centre in Queenscliff provides education and eco-tourism services that aim to do just this.
Located on the shores of Swan Bay in Queenscliff approximately one and half hours from Melbourne, our centre provides a unique location to learn about the plants and animals that inhabit our coast and marine environment.
The Marine Discovery Centre provides curriculum-based education for early childhood, school and tertiary groups as well as programs for the general community. In addition we offer a number of specialised programs such as work experience, volunteer training, friends group and sand dune revegetation program.
Our facilities include a visitor’s aquarium, student laboratory, classroom, a resource room and an educational gift shop and we are also ideally located for field activities being surrounded by a diverse range of habitats including rocky shores, mudflats, salt marshes, seagrass meadows, mangroves, sand dunes and temperate reefs. The majority of activities are conducted in Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries.
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