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Sarah Leso Taronga Zoo

Marine Science TALK Taronga Zoo (Tuesday 8th March 11 - 11:30am)

Come help celebrate Seaweek with a Spotlight on Marine Science at Taronga Zoo via video conference through DART connections. Bookings are required and can be made through dart connections website link below.
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Meet a Marine Mammal Keeper who will share their knowledge and stories about working with one of the most iconic seals in the Antarctic the Leopard Seal.

Hear about amazing an amazing study on social and mating behaviours of Bottlenose Dolphins in Port Stephens by one of Taronga’s Scientific Research & Wildlife Conservation staff members. And be inspired by students making a real difference to marine animals and environments in Manly.

Join the Taronga Zoo Education Team in this presentation with experts working in the field of Marine Science with Taronga Zoo and be inspired to celebrate and protect wildlife and the natural environment.

NB. This will be an information session. It will not be highly interactive.

Please pre-submit any questions from your students with your booking form. Presenters will do their best to answer your pre-submitted question, but can not guarantee all of them will be addressed.

- Fill in the form listed below
- A confirmation will be emailed to you from onfirming your booking
- Bookings close 4th March 2011.
- Limit of 20 schools, bookings are on a first in first served basis
- Questions to be pre-submitted with booking form. Presenters will try to get them answered
- An information session only, this is not an overly interactive session

Christmas Island District High School


Jacqui Foster

Getting to Know Your Reef (February 28 to March 4)

Year 5-12 students from Christmas Island District High School will spend the week investigating the spectacular coral reef environment right on their door-step! Students will make observations and undertake ReefCheck surveys of the reef. WA Chief Scientist Professor Lyn Beazley will be joining the students on the reef during the week.

Year K-4 students will be learning about fish form and function and applying this knowledge to make beautiful fish kites to fly at Flying Fish Cove!

Fisherman''''s Beach (East of the boat ramp)


Phone : 0401 549 369

Claudette Rechtorik

Captive bred shark release @ Long Reef (Tuesday 8 March, 11 am )

Based on 2 successful releases Sydney Aquarium will be releasing 4 more captive bred wobbegong sharks into the wild.

Note: Extra address details: Fisherman''s Beach (East of the boat ramp) where the reef starts. To get there, there is a car park at the end of Ocean Grove (turn right at the end of Anzac Ave) past the Long Reef Golf Club.

Marine Discovery Centre

Bondi Pavilion
Bondi Beach
NSW 2026

Phone : 02 9300 0242

Marine Discovery Centre

Seaweek Festival and Clean Up Australia (Sunday March 6th )

A great day out for the whole family, with 'Spotlight on Marine Science' information stalls and presentations at the Marine Discovery Centre, underwater clean ups for qualified divers at Bondi and Bronte beaches and a rockpool tour and clean up walk at North Bondi.

Special 2 for 1 entry to the Underwater Bondi Experience to celebrate Seaweek from the 6-12th March.

Sydney Aquarium

Aquarium Pier
Darling Harbour
NSW 2000

Phone : (02) 8251 7800

General Enquiries

Seaweek Ocean Quest at Sydney Aquarium (Monday 7th March to Sunday 13th March)

The Seaweek Ocean Quest, which is targeted at kids aged 4 to 15, will highlight significant marine conservation topics and various projects being carried out at Sydney Aquarium and sponsored by Sydney Aquarium Conservation Fund including: shark research, tracking and tagging; penguin breeding; dugong research; shark reproduction; and a new initiative for Sydney Aquarium, coral propagation.

Visitors will be given a treasure map and asked to answer questions based on information found at conservation Quest Points around the attraction. On completion of the treasure map visitors will receive a Jnr Oceanologist certificate and discount offers at Sydney Aquarium. A schedule of interactive talks will take place at each of the conservation Quest Points. Visiting Marine Scientists and Conservationists as well as resident Aquarists will also be giving talks throughout the week.

For more information visit the Sydney Aquarium website:
or the Sydney Aquarium Conservation Fund Website

Australian National Maritime Museum

Darling Harbour

Phone : (02) 92983655

Jeff Fletcher

Inaugural Marine Science Student Conference (March 10, 9am-3.30pm)

The conference is designed for secondary students who are doing marine studies or who have an interest in learning about marine science research.
Schools in Sydney are invited to send two (2) ambassadors from years 10 or 11 to attend the conference then return to school and talk to their student body and teachers about what they have learned. Student selection criteria to attend this invitation-only event should include leadership qualities and a high level of interest in marine science. Students will be required to remain at the museum for the duration of the program.
The conference will feature speakers from the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) and a maritime archaeologist from the Australian National Maritime Museum. There will also be guided tours of the museum from a science perspective and students will receive a conference pack, a certificate of attendance and even be in line for some lucky door prizes!
This is a tremendous opportunity for students to meet marine science professionals, find out what is happening in the field, ask questions and be part of the greater Seaweek activities.
Numbers are limited so please book early.
$10.00 per student


Parkyn Parade
Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast
Australia-wide 4557

Phone : 07 5458 6224

Emma Quirk

UnderWater Conservation Competition (From March 2, 2011 through to March 13, 2011)

UnderWater World is running a competition to celebrate Sea Week!

All you have to do is visit before Sunday the 13th of March and share your best conservation tip with us.

The winner will receive FREE entry for two adults*. You will also join us on a FREE Behind the Scenes Tour*, where we will share our conservation tips with you.

Taronga Zoo

Bradleys Head Rd
NSW 2088

Nicole Whitfield

Taronga Zoo celebrates Seaweek (March 7 - 12th)

From the 7th to the 12th of March our Seal Shows, Penguin Talk and Leopard Seal Talk will be celebrating Seaweek with our visitors to raise awareness of marine and coastal environments.

We will mention how Taronga is involved in Marine Science and research through the species we care for and how visitors can help in protecting these species and the environments where they live.




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