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About Seaweek

Seaweek is the Marine Education Society of Australasia’s (MESA) major national public awareness campaign.

It is conducted annually to focus community awareness, provide information and encourage an appreciation of the sea.

Each year a different Seaweek theme is chosen and a national coordinator appointed. This provides a focus for student and the community activities, the publication of educational materials and media promotions about the marine and coastal environments.

MESA has a team of dedicated individuals and groups from around Australia who promote marine awareness and provide educational events in their region to make Seaweek a continuing success.

     Past themes

Rock Ramble, NT

Arts Display, ACT

2004 Discover me in the sea Discoveries
2003 Exploring our oceans Activities
2002 Diving Deeper Activities
2001 Ocean Culture - People and the Sea Activities
2000 Biodiversity - Protecting our Harbour of Life Activities
'99 Marine Biodiversity Activities
'98 Clean Oceans Activities
'97 Explore the Deep Activities
'96 The Wetlands Connection Activities
'95 Restore the Balance Activities
'93-4 Caring for the Coast Activities
'92 Marine Parks Save our Seas Activities
'91 Fish for the Future Activities
'90 Turn the Tide (Marine pollution) Activities
'88-9 Communities Celebrating the Sea Activities
Seaweek History  

Seaweek was created in 1987 at the Marine Discovery Centre, Queenscliff, Victoria by Julie Swartz and Pauline Halpin.

It began as an art competition that was promoted in all states of Australia and was accompanied by an educational kit consisting of marine activities and relevant information brochures.

Seachange - Best of Seaweek
Best of Seaweek

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