New web resources boost WA marine environment education

Western Australia’s first integrated online marine science curriculum is being expanded.

Phase two of the Department of Fisheries’ MarineWATERs project, funded by Woodside Energy, provides resources for educators and students across Western Australia.

Manager, Community and Education, Michael Burke said the initial interactive website project was launched last year and had proved very popular.

“It connects educators and students with the tools they need to study WA’s unique marine ecosystems and address challenges to the sustainability of aquatic resources,” Mr Burke said.

“We are very pleased with phase two of the project that is being rolled out now, because it provides a range of new resources across all five modules for Kindergarten to Year 10. These resources include 14 additional lesson plans, plus new PowerPoint presentations and two new supplementary packages through the ‘In Depth’ and ‘Case Study’ series.”

Mr Burke said MarineWATERs supported teachers through lesson plans, fact sheets and information on current and emerging issues, plus links to credible and relevant sources.

The Western Australia Department of Fisheries is a WAMSI partner.

Photo caption: Christmas Island high school students monitoring coral.
Photo credit: Justin Gilligan