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FREE Professional Learning Opportunities

Posted on: May 4, 2012

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New to Marine WATERs, or just need a bit of guidance as to where to start?  We have free Professional Learning opportunities in a variety of locations around the state this month!

The first of these sessions is Thursday, 10 May at the Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre (NMDC) from 4.00pm – 6.00pm.  This session is the first of an ongoing series that will explore a specific NMDC excursion activity in detail, and the Marine WATERs resources that can be used pre- and post-excursion.  This session will explore our marine classification activities and a variety of lesson plans from Marine WATERs including I’ve Got the Key and Designer Fish.  To register for this session, contact Aleesha Meuleners – Aleesha.Meuleners@fish.wa.gov.au or 9203 0341.

On Saturday 26 May, we will be presenting at CONSTAWA, the annual conference of the Science Teacher’s Association of Western Australia.  In this session, participants will have the opportunity to try a range of hands on Marine WATERs activities, experience a Department of Fisheries incursion/excursion activity and discover the resources available in Marine WATERs to supplement this activity.

If you are in Esperance, the Department’s Marine Education Officers from Albany will be conducting an Introduction to Marine WATERs session at Lotteries House from 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm.  To register for this session, contact Kylie Outhwaite or Tahryn Thompson – Kylie.Outhwaite@fish.wa.gov.au or 9845 7400.

Lastly, we head north to Broome.  On Thursday 31 May we’ll be presenting an Introduction to Marine WATERs at the Department of Fisheries office from 3.15 pm – 4.45 pm.  To register for this session, contact Kara Dew – Kara.Dew@fish.wa.gov.au or 9193 8600.

These introductory sessions will include:

  • How to find resources on Marine WATERs,
  • Information about local fisheries education programs,
  • Opportunities to try some of the activities “hands on” and
  • An opportunity to take away hard copy resources.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our sessions soon!

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