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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Tuesday 30 May 2017

Major boost to marine science education

  • ​Funding boost to marine science education
  • Students to better understand marine environment and support its stewardship

Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly today announced a major boost to marine science education in Western Australia after the Department of Fisheries and Woodside entered into a major sponsorship agreement.

The partnership will help the next generation of students better understand the State’s beautiful marine environment and support its stewardship.

The agreement includes $300,000 in support from Woodside, and builds on its previous joint initiatives with the department to help further develop the popular Marine WATERs website.

The website is an online education toolkit providing additional learning pathways for students, particularly those in Western Australia’s regional communities. Teachers and students from kindergarten to Year 12 have access to teaching and study guides, lesson plans, games, posters, fact sheets, presentations and videos.

The new sponsorship will see the site enhanced with more information, including regionally specific content and a data collection app for use outside the classroom.

For more information, visit

Comments attributed to Fisheries and Science Minister Dave Kelly:

“The McGowan Labor Government is committed to sustainably managing and promoting the State’s remarkable marine environment.

“Marine WATERs has become Australia’s leading dedicated online marine education resource, regularly accessed by more than 7,000 teachers and students.

“The enhancement of Marine WATERs will improve access to information on the website, and will include new education resources and programs with a regional focus.

“Woodside’s two-year sponsorship of this program will make a difference in the way children learn about our marine environment, fisheries and aquatic resource management - particularly for students and their teachers in our regional centres.”

Minister's office: 6552 6100

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