The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre (SCMDC) is a not-for-profit community organisation which aims to become a Centre of Excellence in temperate marine education and research. A multi-faceted organisation, SCMDC has established a Marine Discovery Centre in Snug Cove, Eden, NSW, linked with education programs for school and community groups, facilities to support research into the marine environment and outdoor educational activity programs.
Established under The Eden Whale Discovery Centre Research Trust, and governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, the SCMDC is staffed by a Chief Executive Officer, Marine Scientist/Teacher, Marine Education Officer, Operations Assistant and Building Manager. As the organisation is a Registered Charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, all donations to The Eden Whale Discovery Centre Research Trust are fully tax deductible.
Legal identity: Eden Marine Centre Ltd (a company limited by guarantee) as Trustee for The Eden Whale Discovery Centre Research Trust.
Registered Trading name: Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre.
Chairman: Stan Soroka (Nethercote)
Treasurer: John Tanner (Pambula)
Amanda Stroud (Eden)
Gordon Beattie (Brogo)
Diana Skipworth (Eden)
John Aveyard (Eden) – Associate Member Delegate
Chief Executive Officer: Jenny Robb
Operations Assistant: Kerryn Wood
Marine Education Officer: Jillian Riethmuller
Marine Scientist and Teacher: Sheree Epe
Building Manager: Debbie Heron
Eden Marine Centre Ltd. Constitution
Eden Marine Centre Ltd is the Company established as Trustee for The Eden Whale Discovery Centre Research Trust. Click the link to download a copy of the Eden Marine Centre Ltd. Constitution
Under the Eden Marine Centre Ltd Constitution, community members may become Associate Members of the organisation. In doing so, you will be supporting the growth of the organisation and be in a position to gain a more comprehensive understanding of its short and long term plans. SCMDC Associate Membership application form can be downloaded here. Feel free to call the Centre if you have any specific queries on 02 6496 1699.
Volunteers are vital to our existence. We rely on Volunteer Guides during opening times and a number of volunteers contribute in a variety of other ways: assisting with aquaria management, Discovery Centre displays, outdoor activities, general maintenance and more. If you are interested in volunteering for the SCMDC, please contact the office on 6496 1699 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for our next Volunteer Guide Recruitment Session.