There is no questioning the ‘marine’ in Eden Marine High School after a week filled with educational ocean activities.
Students have spent the week learning and appreciating their coastal environment as organised by the school’s student representative council, marine committee and prefects.
Marine coordinator Jane Hornsby said the school had been determined to reinvigorate marine education at the school since early last year.
“It’s part of our school plan to have a greater focus on marine education,” Ms Hornsby said.
“I believe we were underutilising the immediate resources, including local people.
“The community links we have are very important.”
Highlights for ocean week included a fishing education day at Eden Wharf and a drone workshop at Aslings Beach, while inclement weather at the start of the week meant the marine debris workshop was postponed to next Tuesday.
The Marine Teachers Association NSW donated rods, nets, tackle boxes and hats to the keen fishers, while Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre also played a key role during the week.
“Without the the discovery centre the week would be non-existent,” Ms Hornsby said.
Throughout the year students are also exposed to oyster farming workshops at Pambula Lake, scuba diving courses, guest speakers and much more as part of their marine studies.