Adventure Education – Marine Environments Field Study & Resource Centre, Hastings Point New South Wales


Ted Brambleby BSc is the founding director of Adventure Education. For the past 45 years his goal has been to immerse students into the wonders and the miracle of the marine world. Kerrie Trees left  secondary teaching after meeting Ted underwater in Byron Bay in 1998. Together they have created the only privately run and funded Marine Education field trip facility of its kind in Australia. Using a multidimensional approach to education through a philosophy that true education happens through active participation in the environment and not limited to the classroom today the facility based at the 5 star North Star caravan park at Hastings Point receives visitation from over 80 schools for Day Visits and 1-3 night field trip camps.

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The Adventure Education team of Teachers and Marine naturalists facilitate a range of programs that are educational, informative and fun. In addition to immersing themselves in the natural beauty of the Hastings Point ecosystems Students, teachers, guests of the North Star and community groups also experience the most comprehensive and unique Marine Museum on the eastern sea board of Australia with over 200 hundred preserved and dried marine specimens. Interactive education sessions combine detailed biological concepts with the fascinating visualization of stereo microscope projection of live preserved marine specimens to big screen television. All students and guests will be inspired to lighten their carbon footprint and to make a difference in our collective efforts to preserve our ocean planet home.

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Secondary Schools

Year 7-12, Biology, Marine Studies, Earth Sciences, TAFE Educational 1 to 4 day guided and assisted Field studies and  Day visits to study all aspect of ecology  and human impacts on the environment. Full catering and accommodation packages available.

Primary  Schools and School Holiday Activities

Year 4-6 Eco kids marine environments camps and day visits, “EXPLORE” “LEARN” “DISCOVER” “HAVE FUN”

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Community Groups, Day visitors, Guests of the North Star

Two hour to ½ day Marine Centre and Eco system discovery sessions. Be inspired and amazed at what you will learn and discover through these fascinating presentations.

Marine Centre Opening Hours

Open to the public every Saturday 1.30pm – 3.30pm through out the year.

Additional school holiday sessions: Tuesday 1.30 – 3.30 pm and Thursday 1.30 pm-3.30 pm

$5.00 per person.


Email your inquiries to Kerrie or phone 0402549655

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