Friday 3 to Monday 6 April, 9.00am – 5.00pm

The upcoming Annual Conference will be held in Tasmania for the MTANSW as part of the association’s ongoing effort to keep our members at the forefront of changes in the marine environment and industry and to work collaboratively in all areas of teaching and learning.

Program includes:

Local Area Study with IMAS students– Boat trip to Taroona Marine Reserve, including crayfish sampling and tagging and other practical activities.

Walking tour of Hobart wharves including Constitution dock, Elizabeth Street Pier and Mawson’s place: a public space created to honour the achievements and contribution the explorer Douglas Mawson made to Australian Antarctic, scientific and maritime history.

Mawson’s Hut Replica Museum  – key links to the Antarctica module. Standing on the Hobart waterfront just 200 metres from where Mawson’s 1911 Antarctic expedition departed, the replica also serves as an educational facility and promotes the legacy of the Australian Antarctic Expedition.

Bruny Island Full day tour: An opportunity to learn from a team who are identified as global leaders in sustainable marine tourism. Experienced guides will explain the rich history of the region, from its significant aboriginal heritage to its role in sheltering the early explorers during their travels, including captains James Cook and William Bligh. This will allow teachers to gain knowledge to support a variety of modules in line with the new syllabus.

Optional Activity : Maritime Museum of Tasmania.  This museum houses a collection of objects, images and interpretation that tell the story of Tasmania’s maritime history and its importance in developing Tasmania as we know it today. Included in the Maritime Museum’s collection are many images of Antarctic vessels and early Antarctic exploration maps.

Event contact: Jacqui Rogers

Phone: 02 9543 7000


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