• About Jillian Browning

    Marine Education Officer for the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. A qualified marine scientist and educator with a Bachelor degree in Global and Ocean Science obtained from the Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication.


    Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre Open Day

    by  • July 20, 2012 • Announcements, Events • 0 Comments

    Get wet and wild with science!! Come down to the Marine Discovery Centre and celebrate National Science Week 2012. Date: Saturday August 18 Time: 10am – 3pm Cost: Entry by gold coin donation Tsunami demonstration at 11.30am Various science experiments and children’s activities running throughout the day. Including fossil displays, slime, insect display and...

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    Marine Mania Trivia Night

    by  • July 14, 2012 • Announcements, Education, Events • 0 Comments

    Dive into marine trivia to celebrate National Science Week 2012. Don’t fret it’s not all science but it is all marine! The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre and the Wharf Restaurant & Merimbula Aquarium are hosting a wet and wild trivia night.  The Marine Mania trivia night will be a marine adventure, with questions...

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    Professor Steve Kennelly at SCMDC to talk about bycatch reduction

    by  • July 11, 2012 • Announcements, Events

    Come down to the marine discovery centre in July for an engaging presentation from Professor Steve Kennelly, Chief Scientist and Director of Fisheries Research and the Director of Cronulla Fisheries Research Centre of Excellence. Professor Kennelly is a remarkable speaker and an international fisheries expert. Presenting on: Reducing Bycatch in the World’s Fisheries When:...

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    Octavia and her babies

    by  • June 28, 2012 • Announcements, Aquaria • 0 Comments

    It has been an exciting month here at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre with the multiple births of literally hundreds of baby octopus occurring over a number of days. First discovered Monday the 4th of June,  the tank was bubbling with activity as minute (about 1mm long) baby octopus, or hatchlings, bobbed around and up and down...

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    Competition winners announced

    by  • June 7, 2012 • Announcements, Education, Events

    'Humpback Highway' by Jemma Swan

    The Australian National University (ANU) and the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre are excited to announce the winners of their ‘Sea Connections’ competition for high school students. Junior Prize winners were:  1st place – Tom Kelly (Bega High School) and 2nd Place – Angus McDonald (Eden Marine High School).  Senior winners were:  1st place...

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