South Coast Marine Discovery Centre

SCMDC logoThe Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre is an exciting hands-on experience for everyone. Full of interesting, thought provoking marine displays and exhibits.

The centre is located in Eden but our programs and activities extend beyond the Bega Valley Shire, across the Victorian border, up into the Eurobodalla and Snowy Mountains and even into the ACT.

The centre includes aquariums with exciting local species, a touch tank, a theatrette showcasing locally produced marine videos, games and activities for pre-school and primary school student, theme-based exhibits and talks, and all in the stunning surrounds of Eden's fishing fleet, beautiful beaches and cafes.

Clean Up Your Act!

201412 Saphire Coast MDCCombining science and helping the environment with a trip to the beach is a great way to spend a day at school. Year 3 students at Tathra were lucky enough to be part of a program that did just that.

'Marine Debris – Clean Up Your Act' is a new school program run by the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre (SCMDC) as part of a grant received from the IMB Community Foundation. The program was piloted with a year 3 class from Tathra Public School in terms 3 and 4.

As part of the program students adopted a section of their local beach to clean up. Tathra students chose Tathra Beach near the Surf Lifesaving Club. Students spent and hour scouring the beach for every little bit of rubbish and were still cleaning on the walk back to school.