Science and Technology

Major boost to marine science education

Western Australian Fisheries and Science Minister Dave Kelly announced a major boost to marine science education in Western Australia after the WA Department of Fisheries and Woodside entered into a major sponsorship agreement.

The partnership will help the next generation of students better understand the State’s beautiful marine environment and support its stewardship.

The agreement includes $300,000 in support from Woodside, and builds on its previous joint initiatives with the Department to help further develop the popular Marine WATERs website.

The website is an online education toolkit providing additional learning pathways for students, particularly those in Western Australia’s regional communities.

Teachers and students from kindergarten to Year 12 have access to teaching and study guides, lesson plans, games, posters, fact sheets, presentations and videos.

The new sponsorship will see the site enhanced with more information, including regionally specific content and a data collection app for use outside the classroom.

Source: WA Government 

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