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The most exciting events happening during Seaweek 2006 are some live webcasts for schools, where students can talk with marine science experts!

These broadcasts will include a variety of interactive tools used for long-distance learning — so any Australian school, anywhere can join in!

You can attend a free PD session prior to the live broadcasts. Take this opportunity and register for as many of the live broadcasts as you like during Seaweek 2006 – for FREE!!

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Webcast Descriptions
WA schools: Due to time zone restrictions, WA schools will be given priority bookings for the afternoon session of each day. We invite WA schools to book in for this time slot to ensure a place.


Session 1
9.30 - 10.30 am (AEST)

Session 2
11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Session 3
1.30 - 2.30 pm (AEST)


Sustainable Water use
How far can kids go at reducing stormwater pollution?

The marine environment is polluted by polluting substances being flushed through the stormwater system and ultimately reaching the sea. Everyone can do something to reduce the impact of stormwater pollution. How far can kids go? This workshop will introduce the actions that reduce stormwater pollution.

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Students will have their input into how far they can go:

• At home
• At their school
• And in their community

The workshop is willing to look at some of the most difficult issues like building sites and illegal dumping or any other areas students want to look at.

Presenter: Amy Blaylock from KESAB Water Watch


Session 2
11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Session 3
1.30 - 2.30 pm (AEST)


Sustainable Biodiversity / Sustainable Recycling
Primary school and up
Marine Debris – Looking at the issues involving marine debris – about Tangaroa Blue

  • why is marine debris a problem
  • where does it come from
  • what can we do about it
  • marine debris projects and data

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Presenter: Heidi Taylor, Tangaroa Blue. From Dunsborough, Western Australia


Session 1 (Melbourne Aquarium)
9.30 - 10.30 am (AEST)

Session 2 (Melbourne Girls’ College)
11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Session 3 (Melbourne Girls’ College)
1.30 - 2.30 pm (AEST)


Sustainable Energy use
For students aged 7 and up
Students will gain an insight into the direct links they have on the ocean through the choices they make every second of the day.

Did you know that leaving the lights on may indirectly turn whole nests of turtle eggs into girls? It may sound a good idea to some of you, but this could spell the end of these majestic reptiles within our life spans!

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Australian Association for
Environmental Education

Our presentation from Melbourne Aquarium will begin with a general overview detailing the impacts of human induced climate change on our oceans. Activities will include an interactive quiz, chat with a diver / climatologist and possibly some close ups of some organisms living at the Melbourne aquarium which may become extinct if we don’t change the way we use our energy.

At Melbourne Girls’ College, our sessions will include video of our solar powered shark car, an interview with the students who raced the car in the 2005 RACV Energy Breakthrough race and more.

General Curriculum links – SOSE, Science, Environmental Science

Presenters: Andrew Vance (MESA), Lai Dancer (Melbourne Aquarium) and special guest climate expert! Session 1 broadcast from Melbourne Aquarium, others from Melbourne Girls' College


Session 1
9.30 - 10.30 am (AEST)

Session 2
11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Session 3
1.30 - 2.30 pm (AEST)


Sustainable Fisheries
For Years 4 to 10
Even if you don’t go fishing, you might eat fish. This presentation will cover both recreational and commercial fishing. It will look at some best practice recreational fishing techniques and discuss with an expert what is happening to our oceans as a result of both kinds of fishing. We will also cover some suggestions on how you can help reduce your fisheries impact.

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PowerPoint presentation, webcam interview with fisheries expert, web safari, possibly live demo of safe fish release techniques.

Basic Outcomes
Students are informed about the different kinds of impacts from recreational and commercial fishing.
Students interact, in a virtual electronic environment, with a fisheries expert.

Students are informed that there are practices they can undertake and choices they can make for a more sustainable fishing industry.

General Curriculum links – SOSE, Science

Presenters: Alex Gaut and guest Andrew Dalgetty, Manager Community Awareness, PIRSA Fisheries

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