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models created at the Marine Discovery Centre...

Stormwater and Litter model

Stormwater and litter model

You need to make the right choices to save our beach.

Stormwater and litter model

The right side flashes when you get the correct answers.

Stormwater and Litter model
Our Stormwater and Litter model is highlighting stormwater and littering issues
We have an innovative, multi-level interactive model, which promotes a better understanding of stormwater and littering issues.

This model was supported by Caring for our Country

From Catchment to our Coast model

Catchment to Coast Model

It is showing all the pollution going down the river and stormwater into the oceans.

Catchment to Coast Model

After making the correct choices, using the coloured buttons, it's now showing only water running down into the ocean.

From Catchment to our Coast model
The From Catchment to our Coast model (is the updated version of the Catchment to Coast model) and shows steps to help reduce our impact on the marine environment. It shows the pollution going down the river and stormwater into the oceans. Making the correct choices, by using the different coloured buttons, pollution will be reduced.

This model was sponsored by AMLR NRM Board (Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board).

Water catchment touch screen model

Water Catchment Touchscreen Model

Touch the screen to start.
Find 7 ways to help save water by touching the screen eg "pool".

Water Catchment Touchscreen Model

By touching the screen part with the pool it will show what you can do to be water wise.
Yes, please use a pool cover.

Water catchment touch screen model
The Water Catchment touch screen model (is the updated version of the Water Catchment model and) demonstrates, by touching parts around the house, what you can do to save water and how to avoid to waste water.

This model was sponsored by AMLR NRM Board (Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board).

Local Marine Creatures model

Local Marine Creatures Model

To find out more, put your hands in the holes.

Local Marine Creatures model
Our Local Marine Creature model promotes the special creatures and plants that we have in our own backyard including seadragons, algae, echinoderms, molluscs and shorebirds including the Hooded Plover. It also features introduced species in our local habitat and in our marine environment.
This model was sponsored by AMLR NRM Board (Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board).


Local Marine Creatures Model By putting your hand in the hole it is now showing some info about Coastal Habitats.
Local Marine Creatures Model
One of the features "Habitat Map".

Wetlands Board Game

Wetlands Board Game

Our Wetlands Board Game model is a game where the learner is made aware of what they can do inside and outside the home. It includes catchment management, biodiversity and ecosystem restoration information. A dice and marker is used to get from start to finish and you can move forward for positive actions.

This model was sponsored by AMLR NRM Board (Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board)

Fish Forever model

Fish Forever Model
Fish Forever Model

Our Fish Forever model features a touch screen assisting the learner to learn about commercial and recreational fishing in Australia. This model also highlights Australian's outstanding management of commercial fisheries.

This is proudly sponsored by FRDC, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.

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Our coastline needs your help model

Our coastline needs your help model

Our coastline needs your help model is an interactive model for the wider community to gain a better understanding of the issues facing our coastline. It is a touch screen that features good and bad catchment illustration.

This model was sponsored by Coastcare and Barefoot Radler.

Climate Change model

Climate Change Model

The Climate Change model highlights the effect of the Climate changes and what we can do about it.

This model is showing the effects of Climate Change and how it occurs, promoting better understanding of Climate Change, the possible future effects of Climate Change and empowering people with better environmental strategies to combat Climate Change.

This model was sponsored by the Myer Foundation.

Gone Fishing model

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Brian, John and Jenny checking the fish

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Patty 'testing' our new model

Gone Fishing Model Our Gone Fishing model features a joystick/rod used to catch various fish and crabs as they swim across the screen. At the end of the fishing, the screen shows how many of each species were caught and how many were too small.

This model was supported by the Federal Government's Recreational Fishing Community Grants Program.

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Good Fishing Practices model

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This model was supported by the Federal Government's Recreational Fishing Community Grants Program.

Good Fishing Practices Model

Our Good Fishing Practices model features a touchscreen involving 6 types of bait and 6 creatures. Visitors need to make the correct choice of bait to discover how they can catch these species. Further information highlighlights biofouling, introduced species and increasing survival rates and more.

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Food Chain Model

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Food Chain Model

The Food Chain Model is designed for visitors to ascertain 3 different food chains.
This is a very popular interactive that requires thinking about creatures and their prey.
We are grateful to PIRSA Fisheries support from Vic Neveraskas and Les Gray.

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Coastal Birds model

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The Coastal Birds model features various coastal birds for identification, a visitor can lift up each bird wing for further information. This model was supported by the Federal Government's Envirofund.

Marine Protected Areas model

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The Marine Protected Areas model highlights the Great Australian Bight Marine Park and its various categories of conservation. This model was supported by the Federal Government's Envirofund.

Introduced Species Interactive model

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The Introduced Species Interactive model involves visitors with making a choice between 2 similar creatures - one being native and the other introduced. This highlights how similar in appearance that some of these creatures can be. This model was supported by the Federal Government's Envirofund.

Fishing Interactive model

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Our Fishing Interactive model includes an opportunity to fish and measure your catch. Visitors need to return any undersize fish through the return chutes. We are very grateful to PIRSA Fisheries, Mark Lewis and Andrew Dalgetty, for supporting this initiative.

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Beachcombing model

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The Beachcombing model utilises a metal detector so that when it is held over a beachcombing item, eg a fibre ball, its corresponding living item, eg a seagrass plant, lights up on the display panel. This model was supported by the Federal Government's Envirofund.

Catchment to Coast model

Catchment to Coast Model

The Catchment to Coast model demonstrates how important it is not to litter, to pick up leaves and grass clippings, avoid oil leaks from cars and not to use too much fertiliser in your garden. The relay lights simulate rain, carrying the different pollutants, running through the catchment and into the sea.

River Murray Catchment model

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Our River Murray Catchment model includes a 'pinball style' question and answer section and a powerpoint presentation within the same model. Visitors need to make the correct choices to get the ball all the way to the Murray Mouth to become 'a friend of the River Murray'. We are very grateful to the River Murray Catchment Water Management Board, John Johnson and SA Water, Kelly Westell, for supporting this initiative.

Which shower head uses more Water?

Shower Head Model

Which shower head uses more Water?
The model shows how to save water and energy by using a AAA-rated or higher, shower head instead of the old fashion shower head.

Learners can push the button and the shower heads run for one minute, they can compare the water-use and encourage Mums and Dads to use the right ones.

Water Catchment model

Water Catchment Model

The Water Catchment model described which house and garden is a water waster and which is a water wise house. It demonstrates what you can do to save water and how to avoid to waste water around your house and garden.

Endangered Species model

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Our Endangered Species model features a computer-interactive involving 5 creatures. Visitors need to make the correct choices to discover how they can help these species. This model was supported by the Federal Government's Envirofund.

Banrock Station Model

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The Banrock Station Model Our Wetlands, Rivers and the ocean model includes a spinning 'learning' wheel focusing on three key points and a powerpoint presentation within the same model. Visitors are challenged to make new discoveries to become more aware of catchments and their role. We are very grateful to Banrock Station, Tony Sharley, and Landcare Australia for supporting this initiative.