Beyond 2000 - future directions in marine education
8.00am - 9.00am
Registration will be between 8.00am and 9.00am, on Tuesday 18th April, 2000. This will take place in the refractory.
9.00am - 10.30am
A plenary session will be held each morning from 9.00am - 10.30am. These sessions will be lead by invited speakers. The speakers will be talking about issues related to marine education.
All plenary sessions will be held in the in the University Hall.
SESSION 1 WORKSHOPS
11.00am - 1.00pm
A. Secondary Marine Studies Bob Moffatt
This workshop session will be valuable for all Secondary teachers or MESA members who would like to become involved with promoting marine studies in Secondary Schools.
B. Marine Boatshed Laurie Adams
The Department of Transport has a vital role I fostering Boating Safety Education. The Marine Education Boatshed is pivotal to this role providing hands-on ability for the department to promote Boating Safety. Programs running from the centre include Small Boat Handling, Canoeing, Snorkelling, Survival Swimming and Seatrek. The workshop will allow participants to enjoy one of these programs as well as taking a look at the others. This workshop will be run from the Boatshed in East Fremantle. Participants will need to bring bathers and a towel. There is a limit of ten participants for this workshop.
C. Generating Community Awareness of the Conservation Value of the Cottesloe Reef System. Cottesloe Marine Protection Group
This workshop will focus on the methodological process of generating community awareness of the biodiversity and natural heritage value of the Cottesloe reef ecosystem. Discuss the importance of engendering a sense of empowerment and community custodianship in protecting this valuable, yet vulnerable, natural asset.
D. Community involvement and partnerships; Sharing the responsibility of marine and coastal management. Department of Conservation and Land Management
This workshop is a double session of activities. This will include the workshop session plus the next paper presentation session. The session will cover Community Education, Community involvement in WA marine conservation reserve planning and management, Marine community monitoring program, Bush Rangers Program and Community service and participation. This workshop will involve some in the field activities.
Select preference for this workshop session. A B C D*
* Participants selecting D will also need to select session G in the next set of sessions.
SESSION 2 PAPER PRESENTATION
2.00pm - 3.00pm
E. The Marine Environment and Education Opportunities Jamie Allnutt
The southern temperate waters of WA have a very special and significant biodiversity. There have been very few studies completed. This is an opportunity for the community to make a significant contribution to science and learn about the marine environment. There is a strong demand for marine knowledge from schools and dive groups.
F. EDU-CATION - Schools Taking Action for the Marine Environment Mark Rodrigue
Research has shown that the most effective way to change behaviour for environmental citizenship is for students to be involved in action projects. This workshop presents an overview of current thinking on behavioural change and provides some strategies for including marine and coastal action based programs in school programs. This workshop is based on a module from the Coasts and Marine Schools Project.
G. Community involvement and partnerships; Sharing the responsibility of marine and coastal management. Department of Conservation and Land Management
Continued from the 11.00am - 1.00pm workshop session.
H. Generating Community Awareness of the Conservation Value of the Cottesloe Reef System. Cottesloe Marine Protection Group
This presentation will focus on the methodological process of generating community awareness of the biodiversity and natural heritage value of the Cottesloe reef ecosystem. Discuss the importance of engendering a sense of empowerment and community custodianship in protecting this valuable, yet vulnerable, natural asset.
Select preference for this paper presentation. E F G* H
* Participants selecting G will need to select session D in the previous set of sessions.
SESSION 3 PAPER PRESENTAIONS
3.30pm - 4.30pm
I. Keeping Students on Task: Strategies to Improve Excursions and Camps Terry McClaffety
Many teachers organise excursions to museums and aquariums, and some organise camps to national parks. However, the effect of visiting a venue not previously visited by the students, often resulting in some students being anxious whilst others may engage in off-task activities. Using findings from research, participants will understand students behaviour and develop strategies to improve teaching practice.
K. Marine Discovery Centre Tim Hoile
The Star of the Sea School has set up a Marine Discovery Centre. This centre has a focus for hands-on opportunities for the students. The experience has lead to the Star of the Sea School assisting other schools to set up other Marine Discovery Centres.
Select preference for this session: I J K L
5.00pm - 6.30pm
The MESA AGM will be held in the refractory. All MESA members, including new members from the conference are invited to participate in this meeting. Other interested people can attend. The meeting will finish in time for everyone to wander into Fremantle for dinner.
Wednesday 19th April, 2000
9.00am - 10.30am
Speakers will be presenting to all delegates in the University Hall, from 9.00am - 10.30am.
11.00am - 12 noon
This session is for all delegates to make new associations with other delegates and generally enhance their network in the marine education arena.
12 noon - 3.00pm
All delegates will be on tour this afternoon. There are five tours to choose from. The appropriate information about each tour will be forwarded to each delegate.
The tours are:
- WA Museum
- Underwater World
- Dive Charter
- Penguin Island
Marmion Marine Park
Conference Cocktail party
6.30pm - 10.00pm
A chance to unwind and socialise with the other delegates and conference presenters. The dress code is glamorous and interesting. Be prepared for entertainment, games and activities and something.