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DIVING DEEPER
Plunge the Depths of Marine Education!
13 & 14 April 2002, Adelaide

"Dive deeper and explore further" - at the exciting MESA Conference! Rodney Fox, world authority, spoke about his close encounters with life in the deep!

Can we explore further? Can we help students and communities to discover and learn more about our underwater wonder world?

Marine education is an outstanding vehicle for learning. Students are naturally excited and inquisitive about our marine world. Come and discover some innovative and stimulating teaching tools that South Australian projects are developing to show students, teachers and community groups how to dive deeper and really explore fascinating opportunities for the preservation of the marine environment.

The conference was held at the SARDI Aquatic Sciences Centre, West Beach, close to Adelaide's beautiful beaches, seaside restaurants and award winning accommodation.

The program was full of excitement! Breathtaking diving adventures, stimulating field trips, A great night was had at our "Beach Party" enjoying a South Australian seafood feast accompanied by a top covers band.


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Program

Sunday

9.55am Welcome
Tim Hoile, National President, Marine Education Society of Australasia

10.00am More than words can tell
Jody Plecas, National Treasurer, Marine Education Society of Australasia


Tim Hoile (right), past MESA
President, chats at the
Conference dinner

10.30am Reefwatch Community Education in Action
Dr Sue Murray-Jones, Chairperson Reefwatch

11.00am Morning Tea

11.30am Jewels of the Sea Project     Download as Acrobat file (50 K pdf)
Tony Isaacson, Hallett Cove High School
Alex Gaut, SA State Delegate Marine Education Society of Australasia

11.45am Departure for Rapid Bay

12.30pm Lunch at Port Noarlunga

1.00pm Continue to Rapid Bay

1.45pm Rapid Bay Diving Experiences, (download options as a pdf file)
including snorkeling and powerdiving for non-divers

5.00pm Depart for Whale Centre, Victor Harbor

5.30pm MESA AGM

6.30pm Guided Penguin Walk, Granite Island

7.30pm Evening Meal at Penguin Centre

9.00pm Return to Adelaide

10.30pm Close of Conference


Leaving for field trips

Further information
Conference Manager: Tim Hoile

Venue
SARDI
Aquatic Sciences Centre,
2 Hamra Avenue,
West Beach,
South Australia

Investment
Members:
$100 incl GST
Non Members:
$140 incl GST


Displays at the Conference

Program
Saturday

9.15am Our Great Whites and Conservation Needs
Rodney Fox - Keynote Speaker

9.45am Living Systems in the Gulf
Mr Bob Baldock, Adjunct Principal Lecturer, University of SA

10.10am Inspirations for Environmental Education
Mr David Larritt, past Convenor of AAEE in South Australia


Rodney Fox (left) with Bob Baldock,
Adjunct Principal Lecturer,
University of SA

late addition: Two Million Square Kilometres of Planning
Ester Guerzonni, National Oceans Office       View


Michelle and students

11.00am Environmental Learning from Pt Vincent Primary School
Ms Michelle Hawthorne, Principal and students

11.30am Environmental Learning through Internet experiences
Mr Mark Rodrigue, past National President of MESA

   

10.00am More than words can tell
Jody Plecas, National Treasurer, MESA
Download as Acrobat file (50 K pdf)

10.30am Reefwatch Community Education in Action
Dr Sue Murray-Jones, Chairperson Reefwatch


Harry Breidahl and Bob Winters
enjoying the beach party.

11.30am Jewels of the Sea Project
Tony Isaacson, Hallett Cove High School, Alex Gaut, SA State Delegate MESA
Download as Acrobat file (50 K pdf)


On a field trip


Displays at the Conference



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