About the Marine Discovery Centre
In 1999, Ted joined forces with teacher and business partner Kerrie Trees. Together they created the unique opportunity to host camps and day visits for students, teachers, community groups and holiday makers at Hastings Point Caravan Park. The original Marine Discovery Education Centre welcomed thousands of school students, and visitors who travelled from far and wide to learn about the importance of protecting the marine environment.
In 2008, thanks to the generosity of proprietors of North Star at Hastings Point, Ian and Diana Beadel, Ted and Kerrie relocated their resource centre and collections to the Resort. Ian allocated the space required in his state-of-the-art Seascape Building for a token rent of just $1 per year.
With ongoing future education very much the focus, it was agreed Ted’s collection would remain at North Star to carry on his legacy and to ensure the collection can be appreciated for many years to come.
The new Marine Discovery Centre incorporates state-of-the-art technology in a world-class display of marine and coastal science. Traditional displays blend seamlessly with interactive digital terminals and audio and visual elements to enhance the learning experience.