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Take an Interactive Deep Blue Walk in Narooma for Science Week

A unique interactive multimedia walk along the spectacular Narooma waterfront will be set up for National Science Week next week, enabling residents and visitors to learn more about ways technology is helping to manage, protect and enjoy the local marine environment.

From Monday 17 August walkers can take a stroll from Rotary Park to Apex Park and along the way access digital content via QR codes from a range of local groups who care for, conserve and use the marine environment.

Participating presenters include Sea Health Products, Nature Coast Marine Group, Batemans Marine Park, Eurobodalla Council’s Marine Working Debris Group, Underwater Safaris and UnderseaROV.

The walk was organised by Narooma schoolteacher Christina Potts, who originally planned to organise a hands-on information day, however COVID-19 restrictions forced her to think outside the box.

“This a great no-contact way for everyone in the community to get out and enjoy the sunshine and increase their awareness of marine science and the work of local groups at the same time,” she said.

“We’re hoping to see a whole cross section of people who want to learn more about the natural environment take part.

“Walkers will need a phone with a camera to activate the QR codes, which will direct them to videos or other multimedia content from each group.”

Ms Potts said the walk could take up to an hour, depending on whether all digital content was accessed, but it did not have to be done all at once.

“This walk is our first attempt and ideally down the track we will do it again and involve a lot more groups,” she said.

The walk signage will be set up between Monday 17 and Sunday 23 August. More information is at https://www.scienceweek.net.au/event/interactive-deep-blue-walk/narooma/

The project is funded thanks to a National Science Week Grant from the Australian Government to the Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub.


Above: Narooma schoolteacher Christina Potts has organised an interactive multimedia walk along the Narooma waterfront for National Science Week, from 17-23 August. Walkers can take a stroll from Rotary Park to Apex Park and along the way access digital multimedia content via QR codes from a range of local groups who care for, conserve and use the marine environment.

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