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MDC secures $95,299 grant from Green Adelaide


The Marine Discovery Centre is honoured to announce we are the recipient of the Green Adelaide Grassroots grant for the amount of $95,299.00.

Yesterday we welcomed David Speirs MPMatt Cowdrey MP - Member for Colton and Green Adelaide Board Chair Chris Daniels, and Deputy Chair Dr Felicity-ann Lewis to show them around the centre and detail the improvements that will be made to the centre.

Working in partnership with Moneystack and a number of other local organisations, projects to be completed by December 2021 include:

  • An immersive lighting experience in the Kaurna Learning Station
  • Interactive Climate Change model in the Catchment to Coast room
  • 15 new Luminiation Virtual Reality headsets
  • QR coding for displays and specimens in the Discovery Room
  • Interactive shoaling and schooling fish floor display
  • Sounds of the ocean in the aquaria, giving visitors the opportunity to listen and learn more about marine and coastal wildlife.
  • Updating a number of current educational models, making them more user friendly.

The MDC currently educated over 8,000 students per year with the aim of providing the most inspirational discovery learning experiences whilst empowering students and the community to actively protect South Australia's iconic coastal and marine environments.

We will keep you updated on our progress and look forward to welcoming you to the Marine Discovery Centre.

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