Models

models created at the Marine Discovery Centre...

Oceanography model

Oceanography Model

The Oceanography model shows the importance of seagrass, steep and shallow sea beds, and other beach management concepts.


Climate Change model

Climate Change Model

The new Climate Change interactive model with sliding panels shows what would happen if we have a 2m sea-level rise. It also challenges the user to discover better behaviours to reduce climate change.


Marine Debris model

Marine Debris Model

The new Marine Debris interactive model has choices for the learner to make - both good and bad choices are highlighted. Our oceans need everyone's support to reduce the plastics in their environment.


Virtual Reality Goggles

Virtual Reality Goggles

The Virtual Reality Goggles are amazing. Students can explore under the sea without getting wet. We have a great white shark, leafy seadragon, sea lions and much more!


Touchscreen

Touchscreen

The new touchscreen allows up to 6 students at a time to interact with the presentation.
We have also developed 3 new presentations featuring Henley Beach, Port Noarlunga and Rapid Bay.


Marine Habitat Model

Marine Habitat Model

The new Marine Habitat Model allows the visitor to explore 3 different habitats including the rocky shore, the sandy shore and the Intertidal zone between low tide and high tide.


Sustainable Fishing in SA Model

Sustainable Fishing in SA Model

This new "Sustainable Fishing in SA" Interactive Model enables the MDC visitors to:
i) learn about up-to-date findings of fisheries research and best practice techniques
ii) learn new techniques, practices and ideas to handle and release unwanted/undersized fish that will increase their survival rates.


Stormwater and Litter model

Stormwater and litter model

You need to make the right choices to save our beach.

Stormwater and litter model

The right side flashes when you get the correct answers.

Stormwater and Litter model
Our Stormwater and Litter model is highlighting stormwater and littering issues
We have an innovative, multi-level interactive model, which promotes a better understanding of stormwater and littering issues.

This model was supported by Caring for our Country


From Catchment to our Coast model

Catchment to Coast Model

It is showing all the pollution going down the river and stormwater into the oceans.

Catchment to Coast Model

After making the correct choices, using the coloured buttons, it's now showing only water running down into the ocean.

From Catchment to our Coast model
The From Catchment to our Coast model (is the updated version of the Catchment to Coast model) and shows steps to help reduce our impact on the marine environment. It shows the pollution going down the river and stormwater into the oceans. Making the correct choices, by using the different coloured buttons, pollution will be reduced.

This model was sponsored by AMLR NRM Board (Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board).


Water catchment touch screen model

Water Catchment Touchscreen Model

Touch the screen to start.
Find 7 ways to help save water by touching the screen eg "pool".

Water Catchment Touchscreen Model

By touching the screen part with the pool it will show what you can do to be water wise.
Yes, please use a pool cover.

Water catchment touch screen model
The Water Catchment touch screen model (is the updated version of the Water Catchment model and) demonstrates, by touching parts around the house, what you can do to save water and how to avoid to waste water.

This model was sponsored by AMLR NRM Board (Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board).


Local Marine Creatures model

Local Marine Creatures Model

To find out more, put your hands in the holes.

Local Marine Creatures model
Our Local Marine Creature model promotes the special creatures and plants that we have in our own backyard including seadragons, algae, echinoderms, molluscs and shorebirds including the Hooded Plover. It also features introduced species in our local habitat and in our marine environment.
This model was sponsored by AMLR NRM Board (Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board).


Local Marine Creatures Model By putting your hand in the hole it is now showing some info about Coastal Habitats.
Local Marine Creatures Model
One of the features "Habitat Map".


Wetlands Board Game

Wetlands Board Game

Our Wetlands Board Game model is a game where the learner is made aware of what they can do inside and outside the home. It includes catchment management, biodiversity and ecosystem restoration information. A dice and marker is used to get from start to finish and you can move forward for positive actions.

This model was sponsored by AMLR NRM Board (Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board)


Our coastline needs your help model

Our coastline needs your help model

Our coastline needs your help model is an interactive model for the wider community to gain a better understanding of the issues facing our coastline. It is a touch screen that features good and bad catchment illustration.

This model was sponsored by Coastcare and Barefoot Radler.


Climate Change model

Climate Change Model

The Climate Change model highlights the effect of the Climate changes and what we can do about it.

This model is showing the effects of Climate Change and how it occurs, promoting better understanding of Climate Change, the possible future effects of Climate Change and empowering people with better environmental strategies to combat Climate Change.

This model was sponsored by the Myer Foundation.


Gone Fishing model

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Brian, John and Jenny checking the fish

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Patty 'testing' our new model

Gone Fishing Model Our Gone Fishing model features a joystick/rod used to catch various fish and crabs as they swim across the screen. At the end of the fishing, the screen shows how many of each species were caught and how many were too small.

This model was supported by the Federal Government's Recreational Fishing Community Grants Program.

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Good Fishing Practices model

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This model was supported by the Federal Government's Recreational Fishing Community Grants Program.

Good Fishing Practices Model

Our Good Fishing Practices model features a touchscreen involving 6 types of bait and 6 creatures. Visitors need to make the correct choice of bait to discover how they can catch these species. Further information highlighlights biofouling, introduced species and increasing survival rates and more.

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Beachcombing model

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The Beachcombing model utilises a metal detector so that when it is held over a beachcombing item, eg a fibre ball, its corresponding living item, eg a seagrass plant, lights up on the display panel. This model was supported by the Federal Government's Envirofund.