Letters of Support

WA Government Chief Scientist

"Science is one of the driving forces behind our ability to live sustainably, and improve our quality of life.

The rate of acceleration today in both challenges and knowledge is huge.

The more we, as a society, understand about science, and about the new knowledge it generates the better we will be equipped to deal with the enormous challenges we face in this Century.

The Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre is a great initiative, which shows WA's marine science at work in the real world.

It communicates a way that's faithful to our scientists' knowledge - and our lack of knowledge, too - in a way that's readily understandable.

It will give the community, students and teachers the opportunity to learn in a living science environment, and take these new understandings back to the classroom and their daily lives."

I strongly recommend a visit to anyone who has an interest in sustainability and the future of our marine and freshwater environments."

Chief Scientist
WA Government

Tourism Western Australia

"The Hillarys Boat Harbour is identified by Tourism Western Australia as a pre-eminent tourism and community day tripper destination and the development of new attractions at the Harbour will ensure the destination continues to maintain a fresh perspective for the visitor. The Marine Discovery Centre has direct synergy with the overall Hillarys Boat Harbour experience and will have appeal to all tourism markets – intrastate, interstate and international."

Perth Regional Manager
Tourism Western Australia

St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School

"Your positive enthusiasm and that of your team ensured the night of the Art opening was an exciting and enjoyable experience for us teachers, students and their parents. The numerous tasks, including setting up for the hospitality component, taking photographs and communicating so efficiently with students and parents, meant that the whole event went smoothly and happily; a truly effective community activity!"

Head of Junior School
St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School

Hillarys Yacht Club

"The boys and girls really enjoyed the tour of your new facilities especially the shark hologram and the pearl divers helmet. They have now returned from their first day of catching with some wonderful fish that they have been able to identify."

Development Officer
Hillarys Yacht Club Inc.

Kids Corner Childcare Centre

"We would like to thank you for the excellent, educational, informative and interesting tour. The children and staff thought it was really great, and we would be delighted to return at some future date. We can thoroughly recommend the tour for groups of school students and community groups of any kind"

Kids Corner Childcare Centre

University of Bremen

"Congratulations to your convincing scientific and educational concept of how to successfully approach visitors from school children to adults. In my opinion it is exceedingly important to carry the idea of sustainability for marine ecosystems to the public. Your way of combining lectures with hands-on and viewing actually working laboratories is magnificent. I really wish, German state departments would follow a similar approach to improve their outreach and thus their impact on the awareness of the population for environmental issues. Again: congratulations and all the best for the future!"

Professor of Geomorphology and Polar Research
University of Bremen

Patricia Giles Centre

"The Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre's staff's knowledge was valuable and we were treated with warmth and an eagerness to expand our interest in sea life. We found your centre to be most interesting that we plan to include you in our future holiday programs."

Child Support Worker
Patricia Giles Centre

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