Marine milestone

Marine milestone

Australia’s first Marine Discovery Centre, Woodbridge has received a major upgrade just in time for the 40th birthday re-opening celebration held on Wednesday, August 21.

Woodbridge school students and staff were in attendance along with Minister for Education and Training, Jeremy Rockliff who applauded the $900,000 investment by the State Government into the unique learning space.

“These upgrades make the centre more accessible and provide a hands-on experience with engaging materials and programs for students” said Minister Rockliff.

“Field centres such as this are a unique and exciting way to engage students in learning, increasing participation and engagement.

 “At least 200,000 students have visited the Centre over its 40 years, creating a better understanding and appreciating of our ocean environment”.

Woodbridge School Principal Shannon Bavage reopened the centre and welcomed the community to the event.

“We really have a fantastic facility which inspires an interest in marine sciences on our doorstep and the interactive, hands on displays are really engaging,” said Principal Bavage in the Woodbridge School Newsletter.

Pictured above: Lily Beedie, Kaylah Smith and John White with Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockcliff at the Marine Discovery Centre in Woodbridge for the 40th birthday celebrations held Wednesday, August 21. (PS)