Our library has a range of marine-related books available for loan by members. See Marine_Care__-Library_Books_Catalogue .  To borrow any of these, please send an email request via our contact page.

Please remember to return the items promptly.

School Excursions

The following Licensed Tour Operators may be able to help you plan or manage a school or group excursion:
Bay Play
Gould League

MCRP is a volunteer group, which unfortunately does not have sufficient qualified educators or insurance to be able to provide programs for schools or other groups visiting the Sanctuary.

Teachers’ Resources

MCRP prepared teachers’ resources for use by educators looking for something different to present to students prior to a visit to the marine sanctuary. They should enable teachers to take self-guided tours. You can print or download the articles listed below.

MEC Introductory Panels A guide for teachers when talking students through the wall panel displays at Beaumaris Life Saving Club.

MEC Teacher’s Resource A guide to teachers covering local Aboriginal history, foreshore plants, local marine life, some geology and a model view of the reef based life cycle.

Script of Audio Plants Walk This script will enable teachers to take an informed beach walk, from the starting point of the Beaumaris Life Saving Club on Beaumaris Beach discussing most foreshore plants.This great resource was written and narrated by Rosemary MacLean.

Coastal Indigenous Trial walks – a lovely local guide produced by Bayside City Council.

 Other Resources

Snorkelling Bayside – An Introduction to Snorkeling in the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary and Nearby Waters by Ray Lewis. 2015

This book is a digital version written primarily to assist members of Marine Care Ricketts Point Inc with their snorkeling. It is based upon general advice and the experience of many local divers. Click HERE to download a copy.

 Marine Species Identification    

Fish Identification Chart – some fish species you may encounter on a snorkel in the Sanctuary.

The Sanctuary – for our junior members a site that lists sea weeds and invertebrates (shell fish, crabs etc), that live in the Sanctuary.

Parks Victoria – Online Educational Resources for students

Taxonomic toolkit – for marine life of Port Phillip Bay

Marine pest id cards – Non-native species that have invaded Port Phillip Bay.

Intertidal Reef ID Sheet – Parks Victoria monitor these marine species of flora and fauna

Other useful links



A Cleaner Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay Action Plan (2012)

 Bayside Council Coastal Management Plan 2014

Bayplay provided Marine Care Ricketts Point with spectacular underwater photos.

Bayside Birdlife

City of Bayside Indigenous Trails

Dave Reinhard’s marine images

Parks Victoria – Online Educational Resources for students

Taxonomic toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay

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