South Australian Resources
The Dolphin Dock is designed as a platform to share photos and video footage of the South Australian Port River Dolphins.
Great Southern Reef
A dive off Australia’s wild southern coast reveals what is perhaps the continent’s best kept secret: the fascinating and intrinsically unique Great Southern Reef (GSR). Fuelled by dense kelp forests that drive the productivity and life in the region, the GSR is one of the most pristine and unique reefs in the world.
Keep South Australia Beautiful (KESAB)
KESAB environmental solutions has a number of education resources available for teachers to implement waste learning and management programs within their classrooms.
Life in Our Bioregions Resource, NRM Education, Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board
This resource provides detailed information about South Australia’s bioregions and unique biodiversity.
Marine Discovery Centre
Includes learning activities such as an online diving game which explores temperate waters whilst informing about marine creatures and coastal issues for Years 3-9; a fishing game which promotes sustainable fishing for Years 2-7 and a marine quiz for various age groups.
Marine Parks in South Australian Waters Teaching Resources
Two new Curriculum linked teaching resources are available to assist teachers in bringing marine parks into their classrooms. The resources showcase the network of 26 State and Commonwealth marine parks in South Australian waters, building an understanding of where marine parks are and how they contribute to marine conservation of habitats, species, food webs and ecosystems.
The Years 5/6 resource – “Be part of an invention convention about marine parks in South Australian waters” builds and understanding of how a variety of tools and techniques are used to survey, monitor, track and help protect the marine plants and animals they help protect. Students are guided to develop their own scientific tool to monitor animals, plants or ecosystems in a marine park.
The Years 7-10 resource – “Understanding more about marine parks in South Australian waters” showcases marine ecotourism, with students guided to develop ideas for a new ecotourism venture in a marine park.
The resources are strongly linked with STEM, Geography and Work Studies and incorporate a Teachers Resource at the front and the Student Project Files at the back, whilst utilising Project Based Learning and the Solution Fluency Methodology.
Resources, Coast Protection Board
Securing the future of our coastline.
The Amazing Adventures of Gavin, a Leafy Seadragon
An animated movie suitable for a wide range of students, about the journey of a Leafy Seadragon travelling along South Australia’s coastline. YouTube (16:07)
The Best of Catchment Connections, NRM Education, Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board
Provides a systematic approach to teaching about catchments and ecosystems. There are four areas of learning: understanding catchments, understanding ecosystems, human impacts and taking action.
People who can visit you
An interactive musical performance for early years to early primary-aged students that includes singing, dancing and playing games, and promotes marine sustainability.
Page banner: Short-tailed Nudibranch at Rapid Bay, Fleurieu Peninsula. Photo: Tom Westphalen.