Secrets of the Sea, pop-up marine discovery centre

04 September 2017 until 31 January 2018

An free, engaging and interpretive exhibit suitable for people of all ages. Hosted by Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula in collaboration with the Port Lincoln Library and the City of Port Lincoln

Dates: Now until late January 2018

Venue: Community room at the Port Lincoln Library

Highlights include:

  • 4D models of a shark, dolphin and orca
  • Southern Right Whale vertebrate
  • marine animal bones
  • variety of shells
  • microscope and eye clops set up to get close up view of sand, coral and salt loving coastal plants

... and much more!

Visitors are welcome to visit the Marine Discovery Centre any time during Library hours.

Guided group tours and presentations by Dr Shelley Paull are by appointment only.


Take a virtual tour  

Film 1 - Welcome to the discovery centre (3.50mins)

Marine Parks Regional Coordinator Dr Shelley Paull (nee Harrison) welcomes you to the 'Secrets of the Sea' display (film here). Shelley shows you the difference between a seaweed and a seagrass species and introduces you to the many habitats, underwater and coastal, that you have probably already visited or seen around Eyre Peninsula. 

Film 2 - Introducing marine parks (0.50secs)

An introduction to Marine Parks around Eyre Peninsula (film), including where to go to find more information.

Film 3 - How you can help (1.30mins)

How your actions can help protect your local marine environment - focus on reducing plastics (film).

Film 4 - Creating a lasting connection with the sea (6mins)

The ocean is a provider of life and a place of deep cultural connection. This video captures a project with South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula primary school students on their journey reconnecting with the ocean, rekindling a sense of wonder and empowering them with knowledge (film).


Community room -  Port Lincoln Library,  2 London St (corner of London and Porter Streets), Port Lincoln

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