The Eden Whale Festival held 2, 3 and 4 November, and happening at an entirely new venue – Barclay Street Ovals in Eden, (down near Aslings beach)!! The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre (SCMDC) will be CLOSED on the day, but we will be down joining in all the fun on the ovals with our Crazy...Read more →
SPOT THAT WHALE mobile exhibit on again during September and October It’s whale watching time as the Humpbacks start to head back south on their way home to Antarctica. As they cruise past our headlands and bays, those of us lucky enough to see them may get to witness some magnificant and energetic behaviours...Read more →
This week I spent three days doing work experience at Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. On my first day at the centre I met the lovely Kerryn, Cameron and Tony. Keryn showed me around the centre and started teaching me how to open the centre in the morning. My first task was cutting and...Read more →
The SCMDC has a range of VOLUNTEER POSITIONS that may interest YOU We require people from Monday to Friday, 10:0am to 3pm to help us out. We have a variety of jobs and roles that include Volunteer Guides, tank maintenance, helping with school holiday activities such as arts and crafts, rock pool rambles, fish feeding...Read more →
We are year ten students from Eden Marine High School and we have recently just finished a week of work experience at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. Our week at the Marine Discovery Centre has been great. We’ve done things from art and craft to interacting with the marine life here at the...Read more →
Tuesday 29th December activities at the Discovery centre: 10:30am MARINE ARTS & CRAFTS 1:30pm SEAQUESTS – presented by Anthony Hill of Plastic Pollution Solutions; this new holiday activity combines pictures, sound, action, video and trivia – making it an exciting, engaging and informative activity for all ages at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre...Read more →
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My name is Anna Goeldner, I’m a German backpacker and came here to Eden to work on the Eden Whale Festival for just 3 days. Thanks Deb for arranging the job in the Marine Discovery Centre!! And my plan was to stay here just for 3 days, but at the end I stayed here for...Read more →
My name is Christie-Lee Fletcher and I am currently studying Tourism at Bega Tafe. In order to gain experience in the tourism industry I have chosen to complete a two week work placement at the Eden Marine Discovery Centre. I have discovered some incredible things about the local marine life and I now have a new found appreciation for environmental conservation.
The centre is a great place for people of all ages to learn all things marine in a fun and interactive way. I was able to participate in school holiday activities such as painting Marine Magnets and feeding the fish. The exhibits are extremely informative and taught me a lot about the threats that are putting pressure on several marine species due to human interference.
One of my favourite things to do was guide groups through the Rocky Shore Rambles where I learnt how to detect all sorts of camouflaged marine life including the pincushion starfish and the elephant snail, and we were lucky enough to spot an octopus!
I have learnt so much about the underwater world from the super friendly staff and I think I will definitely volunteer here again once I finish school. It is a fantastic place to have fun and discover amazing things and I highly recommend it to anyone thinking of either volunteering or planning to visit.
TAFE student Christie-Lee at the completion of her two weeks work placement at the SCMDC