A voyage towards ocean literacy

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13 March 2019

On 26 February, 23 students from St Joseph’s School, Springvale, participated in marine science program ‘Six Schools and a Pelican’.

The students set sail from the St Kilda Marina to Rickett's Point on Pelican 1, a catamaran that for 14 years has been helping people to achieve a greater understanding of how the world’s oceans work, support sea life, and learn more about the health and ecosystem of Victoria’s two bays.

Staff members of Sustainability Victoria were on board to share their knowledge on issues of waste and the importance of the bays’ health. Marine educators Harry Breidahl and Marg O’Toole were also present to teach students about ocean literacy.

‘For us at St Joseph’s, this project was a great opportunity to get the kids out and about, involved in sustainability in a more authentic, hands-on way, with a range of experts from many fields helping our students learn more about our waterways’, said St Joseph’s Literacy, Numeracy and Curriculum Leader, Sharon McCarter.