The Great Southern Reef spans the whole southern part of the country and is home to species and natural spectacles that happen nowhere else in the world!
In fact most of us do not realise how precious and unique our marine ecosystems are – from vibrant sea dragons, playful marine mammals, colourful sea slugs, cuttlefishes coming together in their thousands to mate and spider crabs forming huge underwater piles and everything in between!
Despite this, we know very little about marine life in our blue backyard. This is your chance to take a tour of the Great Southern Reef with Elodie and her own underwater photography.
What will we cover?
In this lesson you will:
- Get an introduction to the Great Southern Reef – an important marine ecosystem in Victoria and beyond.
- Learn about its different plants, animals (mammals, sea slugs, cuttlefish and more!)
- Learn about the hidden lives of spider crabs and their iconic aggregations, which take place every winter in the heart of Port Phillip Bay.
- Find out how scientists go about solving ocean mysteries, and how you can help!
- Closed Captions
- Early Bird Cheap Tix
- Free Tix for First Nation Attendees
- Auslan Interpreter Upon Request
Who will be teaching?
Elodie (she/her) has spent the last 15 years working with animals. She is a marine ecologist currently working as a research fellow at Deakin University to unravel the mysteries of our local marine life.
She is passionate about sustainable living and is always trying to find new ways to cook delicious vegan meals from scratch.
Photo: Artist’s own photography
Any other accessibility requests or questions? Just email Maddy (she/her) at firstname.lastname@example.org