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



Seaweek 05 Sharks in Schools Promotion

Posted: 25-Feb-2005 00:00

Sharks @ SchoolSharks are coming to a school near you…LIVE from Reef HQ!"Through the use of Internet and live video streaming technology, ‘Sharks @ School’ will bring the thrill of discovery into the classroom by taking students and their teachers on an exciting underwater adventure"The attached documents outline the above program


FREE DVD/Video - Sea Turtles

Posted: 18-Feb-2005 00:00

We received this throught the marine "grapevine".... Please contact Robert directly if you are interested.Dear Australian and New Zealand Aquarium and Zoo:We have just released the documentary "Last journey for the leatherback?" about the plight of ancient sea turtles which is available with a teacher's kit for free to aquariums,


MTAQ 2005 Conference

Posted: 15-Feb-2005 00:00

NEWS FLASH!! NEWS FLASH!! NEWS FLASH!!MTAQ Annual Conference: "Oceans Alive 2005"Gold Coast Sept 20 - 24.Marine Educators are invited to attend this year's MTAQ state conference to be held at The Southport School on the Gold Coast Sept 20-24, 2005. The conference will inspire



Posted: 14-Feb-2005 00:00

An International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of sharks has been developed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO). As top order predators, sharks are a vital part of the marine ecosystem. It is understood that sharks are generally slow growing, late maturing, long

Coral Bleaching Seminar at Heron Island

Posted: 14-Feb-2005 00:00

This has got to be one of the best ways to spend your holidays – with people of like-mind, the coral reef underfoot, great meals cooked for you, midnight jaunts to watch turtles lay eggs, awesome sunsets diving and snorkeling!Apart from Cyclone Kerry deciding to venture south towards us, the week


Children from Helmepa Junior (Greece) Looking for Pen-Pals

Posted: 4-Feb-2005 00:00

We have received a request via Michael Julian of AUSMEPA:Our sister MEPA in Greece- HELMEPA have sent this email:1/2/2005Michael Mr. Michael Julian,I'm a teacher in Ikaria, a small Greek island, participating in the environmental program 'Helmepa Junior'. A group of seven 12 year-olds, in 7th grade is looking for pen-pals


2004 Conference Shirts for Sale

Posted: 28-Jan-2005 00:00

There are still some MTAQ 2004 Conference Shirts available.They are long sleeved and we mainly have larger sizes left, but for exact sizes please contact Paula Moffatt at cost is $30 each, plus $5 postage.And remember, it wont be this hot forever, so a MTAQ long sleeved shirt will be


Web Site Upgrade

Posted: 19-Jan-2005 00:00

The MTAQ website is being upgraded over the next few weeks. The upgrades will see:- Better functionality for members- A complete event registration system- Overhaul of existing components to ensure better usabilityThe site (or sections of the site) will ,from time to time be unavailable. MTAQ apologies for this

Dolphin Wild Cruise Day

Posted: 16-Dec-2004 00:00

Thanks to Mary and Amy from Dolphin Wild Cruises, seven South Coast Branch members interrupted their holidays for a day’s snorkelling, dolphin watching, fishing, boom netting and seafood lunch of prawns and crabs at the Moreton Island Tangalooma wrecks.They even organised for Steve Irwin and Peter Beetie to greet us at

Minister presents syllabus awards

Posted: 8-Dec-2004 00:00

3 December 2004 New Marine Studies Syllabus for Junior High School StudentsCoast and marine studies in Queensland schools are being bolstered with the development of a new syllabus that teaches junior high school students about conservation and ecology and equips them with practical skills in area such as boating, fishing and


Posted: 30-Nov-2004 00:00

MTAQ SPONSORS SCHOOL IN VANUATUIn September, 2004 several members of MTAQ visited Vanuatu on a pre-conference activity. The purpose of this activity was to “check out” Hideaway Island Resort which is now promoting itself as a location for high school students studying marine studies. As well, we

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