MTAQ Marine Teachers Association of Queensland

ABN: 70 652 509 393

P.O. Box 1258
Coolum Beach Qld 4573

Publicity Officer

Joline Lalime


Craig Reid
Meridan State College
07 5490 2666


Dolphin Rescue

Posted: 18-Oct-2009 13:38

Kelly Goodingham, MTAQ Secretary and Editor, was recently on Stradbroke Island helping a friend from university out with her research into the levels of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in humpback whales. On one of the days they were brought a stranded dolphin and had to nurse it back to health in


MTAQ Advisory Committe to meet EQ and MSQ

Posted: 9-Oct-2009 15:22

At the October conference, the new State Executive elected an advisory committee to take us into the next decade. Senior Officers from Education Queensland, the Queensland Studies Authority and Marine Safety Queensland will provide valuable planning advice to MTAQ in Brisbane on November 10th. President Ward Nicholas invites input . Ward can be


Annual Report

Posted: 9-Oct-2009 15:13

Please read the annual report from our conference.


National Curriculum Submission

Posted: 9-Oct-2009 15:08

Please read our submission for Marine Studies for the national curriculum. Thanks to Kathy Steggles, Kelly Goodingham and Bob Moffatt for their work over the holidays.


Matt Allen wins Education Queensland Conference Award

Posted: 8-Oct-2009 08:41

Interview with Matt Allen (Marine Teacher at Sarina State High School) The winner of the Education Queensland Marine Conference Award was Matt Allen from Sarina State High School who receives a cheque for $550 for Marine Education professional development for 2010.  Matt has been teaching Marine Studies now for over 5

Airlie Beach Conference

Posted: 8-Oct-2009 08:37

Airlie Beach recently hosted our annual marine teachers conference The conference was a program of workshops, presentations and fieldwork sessions which promoted and reinforced the value of marine studies education as one of the essential areas of learning. This year, the Mackay branch hosted the conference with an overarching theme of


Trial Boat Practical Exam goes on-line

Posted: 7-Sep-2009 21:22

To view the tasks go to   Aim The aim of this project is to have on-line movies of the competencies necessary to get a boat licence in a school tinny.   Practical tasks A trial set of tasks will be launched at our state conference in September at Airlie beach where a three hour workshop will


Whale of a Time

Posted: 3-Sep-2009 08:24

Queensland's east coast is one of the greatest places on the planet for whale watching. Your best chance to spot a whale is during the annual humpback migration between June and October. Observing humpback whale behaviour is interesting — as the most acrobatic of the great whales it is not uncommon


Boatsafe Advisory Panel Meeting

Posted: 2-Sep-2009 14:49

After much lobbying MTAQ was invited to be part of the Boatsafe advisory panel which meets to discuss Boatsafe implementation in Qld. Bob M attended the first meeting and has posted the minutes on the MTAQ September news. It is important we continue to have a voice and approximately 4


Reef Check

Posted: 2-Sep-2009 13:31

Reef IQ is a complete education program for 7-14 year olds from award-winning coral reef monitoring organisation, Reef Check Australia. The program is tailored to all states’ curricula and comprises two full courses focusing on coral reefs, sustainability and environmental monitoring. All materials are available free for download from our website

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