Marine Education Science and Community Centre Inc. (MESAC) is located at Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, which is highly valued for its interesting indigenous history, geology, archaeology, and diverse marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
MESAC is developing a multi-user facility to foster marine science, snorkelling, diving, sailing, wind surfing, and associated community interests, and an appreciation for the naturalness and purity of marine ecosystems. It will be located at the existing site of the Beaumaris Yacht Club (BYC) overlooking the glorious Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary. The Centre is establishing an integrated water sports centre on foreshore land at a highly used and visited location on Port Phillip Bay.
MESAC provides opportunities for the general public and Victorian Schools, and beyond, to engage in activities that raise awareness of marine environmental issues and make informed discussions about how we treat our oceans, estuaries and beaches…..and how we can do so much better.
We have planned a series of inclusive, diverse activities and workshops, both on the land and in the water for the community, offering something for everyone!
Some of the activities include; Marine Art Shows, Marine Photography courses, Activity Leaders’ Certificates, Seaweed pressing courses, Marine Science Seminar Days, Disabled Diving/Sailing events, Fossil Events, Winter and Summer Solstice Walks, and National Science Week Community event with Beaumaris Secondary College.
A pictorial overview follows.
Beaumaris Yacht Club as it is today
An aspirational view of MESAC that might be