NMSC Open Day 2018

Saturday, 28 July 2018 from 10am to 3pm.

Dive in and explore Southern Cross University’s National Marine Science Centre at Charlesworth Bay Coffs Harbour during our annual Open Day. Discover and explore this world class facility including free entry to the Solitary Islands Aquarium.

The NMSC Open Day will pique interest and understanding of the marine environment through a series of ‘hands-on’ activities, displays and presentations.

>>>  NMSC Open Day 2018 Schedule of Events

World Oceans Day 2018 – Southern Cross University, National Marine Science Centre Event

Thursday, 8 June 2018- National Marine Science Centre Solitary Islands Aquarium

Celebrated each year on 8 June since 2009, World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans. This year the theme for World Oceans Day is “OUR OCEANS, OUR FUTURE” with the main conservation focus on plastic pollution prevention and cleaning the ocean of marine litter.

To Mark this event Southern Cross University’s National Marine Science Centre will be screening the award winning, critically acclaimed documentary “Blue”.

BLUE is a film about how the oceans are broken, and what can be done to fix them. Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. And by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. Featuring passionate advocates for ocean preservation, the film tackles themes of habitat destruction, species loss and pollution. Filmed in the seas surrounding Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and the USA, BLUE looks at how the very nature of the ocean is being altered.

Our ocean has been the guardian of life on earth. Now it is our turn to be guardians for the ocean.

“Blue” will be shown on Friday, 8 June starting at 6:00pm. This will be followed by a presentation and Q&A session by Lucas Handley, movie participant and SCU graduate.

When: 8 June, 2018
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Coffs Harbour Education Campus – D-Block Theatre
Cost: Free of charge but bookings are essential. Tickets can be obtained via the Eventbrite website

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Marine Discovery Series (MDS) Lectures

From shipwrecks to nudibranchs, members of the public are invited to learn more about the fascinating world of the Solitary Islands Marine Park. The MDS lectures are held every other month at the Solitary Islands Aquarium and are free of charge. If you would like to receive notification about up and coming MDS lectures please sign up via the following link

This initiative is run by Southern Cross University’s National Marine Science Centre.
>>>  Find out more about ‘Marine Discovery Series’