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Online Incursions: Marine Ecology & Port Phillip Bay

Your students will participate in a range of activities through Zoom, including video delivery and online Q&As with our educators. We deliver our activities through the ‘head, heart, hand’ approach to connect students to sustainable living choices and encouraging them to value and care for environmental systems.
Sam the Seadragon Sharks and Rays
Help Save Sam the Seadragon
This session introduces students to Victorian marine habitats and wildlife, and the threats posed to these systems by plastics. As Victoria's marine emblem, the gracious weedy seadragon was happily surviving in Port Phillip Bay until plastic started to enter the ecosystem. Through hands-on activities, students will learn why plastics are amazing, but when they get out of control they cause problems for our wildlife. 
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Sharks and Rays of Port Phillip Bay
This program introduces students to the fauna of Port Phillip Bay and southern Australia, specifically chondrichthyans (fish with a cartilaginous skeleton) by understanding their habitats, known life cycles, functional morphology (anatomy) and their diverse evolutionary traits. Additionally, students will learn about the geological history of Port Phillip Bay, and the ways that humans impact shark and ray populations and habitats in the Bay.
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Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.