MMF’s Outreach and Discovery programs are designed to make science accessible to all members of the community and extend scientific knowledge through fun, engaging, and interactive experiences.
Built from MMF applied research around human impact, our Outreach Programs are filled with stimulating and relatable content that aims to foster appreciation and extend understanding of marine environments. Following a structured format, our Outreach Programs seek to encourage participants to make a change in their local environment for the benefit of ocean health. They are delivered using a holistic approach to learning, including lecture-style delivery, question-and-answer interactivity, case study investigation, and empowerment strategies for the mobilisation of action.
MMF’s Discovery Programs provide a more general exploration into marine science concepts and aim to spark intrigue around the vast nature of both our local and global marine environments. The programs draw on our applied research of the local Burrunan dolphins, explore other unique marine mammal species, and understand the vital importance of our oceans. They foster curiosity, exploration and a craving for knowledge in the minds of citizen scientists; young and old.
All of our Outreach and Discovery Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of a range of audiences, including primary and secondary schools, community groups of all ages and purposes, and school holiday programs. Our programs are perfectly suited to supplement academic lines of inquiry, celebrate special ‘event days’ (such as World Oceans Day), or raise awareness of issues that threaten our precious local and international marine environments.