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Teachers can bring marine parks into their classrooms by utilising the new Primary and Secondary Marine Parks in South Australia Waters Education Resources.

  • Be part of an invention convention about marine parks in South Australian waters - primary school (years 5 and 6).
    Dive into marine science in your classroom and inspire your students to design a scientific technique to monitor or survey animals, plants and the environment in South Australia’s marine parks. This curriculum-linked, primary school (years 5 and 6) resource is designed to support teachers in schools implement teaching and learning programs about marine parks in South Australian waters through STEM and integrating the Sustainability Cross Curriculum Priorities and General Capabilities.
  • Understanding more about marine parks in South Australian waters – secondary school (years 7 to 10).
    Explore the connections that we have with the ocean and inspire your students to design a new ecotourism venture in your local marine park. This curriculum-linked, secondary school resource is designed to support teachers in schools implement teaching and learning programs about marine parks in South Australian waters through Geography, Technologies, Science and Work Studies and integrating the Sustainability Cross Curriculum Priorities and General Capabilities.

There is so much to learn about South Australia’s marine parks. Our marine scientists have spent years studying our unique marine environment, meaning there is a wealth of fascinating information available about the animals, plants and habitats within them.

They have counted the number and diversity of species in specific areas and revisited the same sites many times to monitor changes so that we know we’re making the right decisions about how to conserve the marine environment. .

We hope those decisions will mean that South Australians are able to enjoy our stunning natural assets for generations to come.

Our scientists have also created habitat maps using high-resolution photography and satellite imagery. In areas where the water is too deep to use satellite imagery, the seafloor continues to be studied with underwater video and acoustic sounding.

All of this means we have a wealth of knowledge to share about our unique marine environments, including fantastic photographs and interesting facts and figures about the special species living within them.

Discover the remarkable range of species marine parks protect on our Plants and animals page.

You can find out more about the science behind marine parks on our Understanding the effectiveness of marine parks page.