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Extended Programs

(2, 3 or 4 days)


Choose from a 2, 3 or 4 day marine ecology program, including foreshore study and benthic dredge; physical oceanography and climate modelling; features and adaptations of marine organisms; marine robotics; and human impacts on marine environments.  Students will collect and analyse data, contributing to citizen science projects and also our Channel Monitoring Project.  


Foreshore Ecology

Take the RV Penghana to uninhabited Snake Island and other sites around the channel to conduct a foreshore ecology study. Students will learn how scientists use sampling and measuring techniques to collect data in the field. Understand adaptations of animals living in the intertidal zone. Note – because this program involves the whole group travelling on board RV Penghana, there is a maximum number of 20 students.


Note: This program works best with a maximum of 20 students. 


Boat Licence

Students work through practical and theory sessions to receive their Provisional Boat Licence. Theory sessions cover required material from MAST Boat Safe handbook. Practical instruction and assessment is on board the Marine Discovery Centre’s powerboat Oyster Catcher. MAST licence fees apply.  Please contact Secondary Programs Coordinator for more information.

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