The Ballina High School Marine Discovery and Resource Centre in north eastern New South Wales (NSW) was opened in 1999 by the NSW Minister for Fisheries Hon. Eddie Obied MLC. The centre supports the teaching of Marine Studies in NSW schools by educating visiting students from other schools and providing resources and training to teachers.
The Centre and school’s education programs have become major services to the community. They provide hands-on and practical experiences for preschool, primary, high school and tertiary aged students, and raise community awareness of marine ecology issues. A long history of teaching marine studies at the school has led to the opening of this Centre.