• About Kerryn Wood

    Kerryn has been employed at the Discovery Centre since 2011 and is currently responsible for management of the Centre , is the Volunteer co-ordinator and a qualified Snorkel Instructor. Kerryn shares a great passion for the marine environment and is happy to take anyone snorkelling, anytime :). Kerryn has a an Associate Degree in Coastal Management (SCU) and a Masters in Writing (Swinburne, VIC)


    Whale Festival 2018

    by  • October 9, 2018 • Announcements

    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…

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    SPOT THAT WHALE – Mobile exhibit

    by  • September 8, 2017 • Announcements

    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…

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    Volunteer Positions Available

    by  • September 2, 2016 • Announcements

    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…

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    Work Experience Blog

    by  • June 14, 2016 • Announcements, Volunteers • 0 Comments

    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…

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    Tuesday 29 December 2020 at the Centre

    by  • December 28, 2015 • Announcements

    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…

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    Christie’s work placement

    by  • July 11, 2014 • Announcements

    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

    TAFE student Christie-Lee at the completion of her two weeks work placement at the SCMDC