MSC wins Habitat grant to study Blue Swimmer Crabs

Students involved in scientific research

Thanks to the City of Bunbury Habitat grant MSC students will be working with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (formerly Fisheries Department) to study blue swimmer crabs in Koombana Bay. Eager students will collect and record crab data in order to monitor population numbers, the presence of chitinoclastic shell disease and water quality. Following the recent increase in shell disease in blue swimmer crabs, it was noted that there is insufficient data and limited ongoing data into crab numbers in Bunbury.

Lead MSC Integrated Science teacher Lynette said “it’s an exciting opportunity for students to conduct authentic scientific research in a hands on practical way. Most importantly research scientists will use the data collected by the students to assist in their monitoring. The project has great value for the local community, for both commercial and recreational fishers".

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College named 2018 finalist

We are proud to announce that Manea Senior College is named a finalist in the 2018 WA Secondary School of the Year Award. All the finalists for this years’ WA Education Awards have been selected with the overall winners to be announced at a formal ceremony to be held at Crown Perth on Monday November 26, 2018.

For a full list of finalist visit: https://www.education.wa.edu.au/wa-education-awards

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ECU Open Day

Get ready to set your career in motion with a visit to one of ECU’s three campuses. Speak to lecturers, explore our labs, or snack at a food truck – there’s something for everyone.

Unique among universities, ECU actually has three open days, one for each campus.

The Joondalup event (22 July) showcases ECU’s largest campus while Mount Lawley (12 August) is home to the new $5 million arts hub and the renowned Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

South West (26 August) is your chance to check out the largest regional campus in WA, located in Bunbury.

To plan your day in advance, download a program from the ECU Open Day web page.

 

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