Marine Biology Experience 2023

By February 7, 2023 No Comments
The University of Tasmania is once again proud to present year 11 and 12 students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a week as a marine biologist.


A Practical Introduction to Temperate Marine Biology is an introduction to our Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science degree. Upon completing this course, they will receive credit unit towards their future University of Tasmania degree.

This is a 5-day field trip based on the picturesque Maria Island, on the Tasmanian East Coast. Led by marine ecologist, Dr Scott Bennett, students will be doing field work and experiencing the sights and sounds of climate change, invasive species, pollution, debris, and the associated economic and social impacts.

Applications are open and we encourage teachers and career advisors to speak with students who are interested in marine biology to apply for this experience.

To enter, the students are to complete an online application and submit their 300-word pitch on the topic: why I wish to study the marine biology of Maria Island.

Applications will close at Midnight (AEST) on Monday 20 February 2023.

There are 24 places available, 14 of which are scholarships places. Scholarships will cover flights, accommodation, catering, local transport costs, equipment hire, tuition costs and survey gear.

The course will run from Monday April 17 – Sunday April 23, 2023.

Read our Terms and Conditions via our website, here.

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