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Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre

Program Dates: 21 - 23 January 2019

Best Apply Before: 31 December 2018

More than just marine biology – investigate all options linked to aquatic ecology, both marine and freshwater, as well as expanding experiences beyond science into other areas such as law enforcement…
This exciting opportunity is being hosted by the Victorian Fisheries Authorities’ (VFA) Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre (MFDC). The Discovery Centre is based at the VFA’s Queenscliff site, which is also the main marine science facility. Career and future study options - hear scientists give short presentations on their exciting and challenging careers, the interesting and unusual pathways that lead to opportunities in this field and current research projects. Have the opportunity to participate in fascinating laboratory sessions and field trips that focus on either marine or freshwater ecology, biology or botany. Participate in practical laboratory sessions/demonstrations such as fish dissections, techniques in investigating aquatic ecosystems, freshwater macro-invertebrate investigations and how science backgrounds can lead to unusual career pathways such as law enforcement (Fisheries Officers). Field trips include canoeing, snorkelling, intertidal rock platform and a bay investigation.

Evaluation Comment 2018

Participants Feedback

Did the program meet your expectations?
Any further comments and/or ideas on ways we could improve the program

I expected it to not be so much fun

Loved it and thought the balance was perfect between work and play

It exceeded my expectations as it was really hands on

Yes, I learned a lot and had lots of fun

Most activities were engaging and informative – I had a very enjoyable experience. The Marine Biology Cruise exceeded my expectations.

Don’t change anything – the program is great. Instructors are very knowledgeable and taught us lots during my time here.

Yes it enabled me to learn a lot more about careers in marine biology.

Yes it did meet my expectations – I learnt new things and experienced wonderful activities that I have never participated in before.

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