I promised a week of Ocean Posts… and here the are. We were so excited to be nominated as Ocean Heroes by the Save Our Seas Shark Education Center last month, that we had to visit them again…


We have visited them in the past, because it has been more than a while since we visited them:


Three Green Living Questions

While we were there we decided to ask our Three Green Living Questions of the Manager of the SOSF Shark Education Centre Eleanor Yeld Hutchings, you can meet her here, if you scroll down and watch her video.

  1. What one thing do you do in your home that you feel makes a difference to the environment?
  2. We use a solar geyser for hot water (not electric), use very little water from the grid (run our washing machine and toilets off rainwater or re-used shower water), and we eat mostly protein that we have wild-harvested ourselves, e.g. fish caught from optimally exploited species.

  3. If you could tell your community one thing to change what would it be?
  4. Close the loop as far as possible… re-use, up-cycle, buy second hand… shift your consumerism!

  5. If you had an opportunity to speak to world leaders what policy would you ask them to implement?
  6. A ban on any further exploration for oil or other fossil fuel reserves for future resource use, and an incentivised drive to change to renewable energy sources with specific time limits.


Let’s Take a Tour of the Shark Education Center

The first thing you will notice upon visiting the Shark Education center is the incredibly friendly staff and educators.

The second thing that you will immediately notice is that this is education with a difference… this is a place where children can touch and explore and use all their senses to learn, this is where children of all ages and abilities can happily learn together. The displays are interactive and invite you to touch…

They have developed their own app, that children can use to explore the education centre…


Taking them on a “self-guided” tour… with puzzles to solve, and things to find all over the center… it really is fantastic.

Of course there are traditional displays, with fascinating things like Hood 8’s favourite: coprolites…

And this chest of drawers kept all my kids busy for ages and ages…

They have a rock pool to explore…

And microscopes…
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Full of magic…

And this Virtual Reality Shark… meant that we could actually never go home, because everybody had to have a turn, actually multiple turns…

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Previous Posts in Our Three Green Living Questions Series

Photographs from Our Visit to the Shark Educational Center

Shark Center
Click on the image to see the photographs.

If you would like to visit The Shark Education Center, then visit their website to see about their opening times and details about their holiday clubs for children as well.

Huge thank you to the Shark Education Center for our Ocean Hero status, and for the incredible visit to your amazing center, not to mention all the amazing work you do with ocean education.

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