Activities for all ages at marine community day

Deakin news
31 July 2019

It promises to be a marvellous day of marine activities at the Queenscliff Marine Science Centre Community Day on Sunday 11 August, hosted by Deakin University and the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) as part of National Science Week.

Situated on the shores of Swan Bay, the Centre is a marine science research and teaching facility and is ideally located for learning about the local marine environment.

Marine science educator Dr Prue Francis is a member of Deakin’s School of Life and Environmental Sciences and is one of the event organisers.

‘Deakin University along with the Victorian Fisheries Authority are thrilled to give the community an exciting opportunity to explore our facilities and learn about the amazing marine environment that surrounds Queenscliff and the broader Bellarine Peninsula,’ Dr Francis says.

Visitors on the day can learn about marine science and the weird and wonderful marine creatures that call Port Phillip Bay home and participate in interactive activities. They can explore the aquarium exhibits at the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre, including a hands-on encounter with some of the marine creatures commonly encountered on a rock rambling walk.

There is also the opportunity to learn about local marine research projects in short talks from marine scientists and local community groups.

As well as hosting the Community Day, Deakin and the VFA will also be conducting two marine science days for school students during National Science Week.

The Queenscliff Marine Science Centre Community Day is on Sunday 11 August from 10am to 2pm and entry is free. Visit the event page on the National Science Week website for more details.

This National Science Week project is supported by the Australian Government.

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