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Metropolitan schools education

Fisheries has an exciting range of education programs for teachers and students of all ages.

We offer professional learning experiences for educators and supplementary resources for use in the classroom, such as our highly-regarded curriculum-linked Marine WATERs (Marine Western Australian Teacher Education Resources).  

All of our educational experiences and resources are linked to learning areas within the Australian Curriculum and also address the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority.

For more information about our metropolitan schools education see our Metropolitan Schools Education program or email

Teacher professional learning 

The Community and Education team can provide tailored professional development courses for your teaching and support staff, for either a few hours or a whole day. Contact our education staff for further information.

Teachers are also welcome to attend our regular afternoon sessions to learn how activities from Marine WATERs, our online teaching resource, complement our other Community and Education programs. 

You may also be interested in attending one of the following annual professional development opportunities. They provide great ways to meet like-minded educators and to discover more about developments in marine education.

For more information about our professional learning workshops email

Catchments, Corridors and Coasts

Catchments, Corridors and Coasts ​is a three-day professional development program that provides a snapshot of environmental education in WA from catchments, through corridors to the coast. 

Snorkelling in the ocean, walking in the bush, getting up close and personal with native fauna, and sharing experiences with farmers are just some of the activities you can experience in this action program.

The 'At the Coast' day, hosted at the Western Australian Fisheries and Marine Research Laboratories at Hillarys Boat Harbour, offers  a range of activities held in and around the water.

Catchments, Corridors and Coasts is presented by the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEEWA). For more information contact AAEEWA.​​

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