Teachers can bring marine parks into their classrooms by utilising the new Primary and Secondary Marine Parks Teacher Resources, including a new teacher PD training video about Ocean Literacy, and exclusive South Australian teaching resources on sharks and rays, marine parks and Australian sea lions.

Understanding more about marine parks in South Australian waters – Secondary School Teacher Resource (Years 7-10)

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.

Version 8.4 Australian Curriculum (current curriculum)
Version 9 Australian Curriculum (new curriculum to be rolled out by 2024)

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.