Did you know we had corals in NSW? Did you know they bleached during the 2016 global mass bleaching event? This is something many people aren't aware of, and to help increase awareness about our NSW corals, I was part of a team organising an event for National Science Week in August 2019.
We held our event down at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) at Chowder Bay in Mosman. During the week we had 5 different highschools come down - around 250 students! We had 6 stations for them with videos, interactive displays, coral samples and replicas and artwork.
On the Saturday night we held an event open to the public, and gave visitors the opportunity to take a virtual dive on the Great Barrier Reef and discover the connection between the Great Barrier Reef and our NSW coastal environments.
Here's a short video explaining more about NSW corals and why they are important: NSW corals
Photo: Tess Moriarty, Lord Howe Island
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