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From Reef to Harbour: The Hidden Wonder of NSW Corals (High School Session)

8 August 2019
11.00am – 2.00pm AEST
Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Mosman
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diver exploring coral reef


Researchers from the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) invite secondary school students to visit the facility and learn about Australia’s corals; the incredible habitats they create, and current and future threats to their survival.

Here, students will participate in a virtual trip southward, from the warm, tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, down to the cooler waters of the Solitary Islands, Lord Howe Island, and lastly to Sydney’s iconic harbour. 

Each of the interactive stations will engage students in fun, hands-on learning, and offer students a rare opportunity to interact and experiment with living specimens. Students will observe leading coral researchers in action to discover how scientists study these important reef-building animals to better understand the future of our changing oceans. 

So, come along and learn about Australia’s amazing coral reefs!

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This event is jointly hosted by UNSW Sydney and SIMS. SIMS is a focal point for collaborative marine research that brings together scientists from Macquarie University, the University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney and UNSW Sydney.


This talk is part of the program of events UNSW Sydney is presenting for the Sydney Science Festival and National Science Week.

The UNSW program of events includes talks, tours and events that will reveal the science that blows your mind – from an unexpected method to measure dark matter to the feminist history of the internet. See the full program.