Desal Discovery Centre

Capturing imaginations with the science and engineering of desalination

The Desal Discovery Centre (DDC) provides education and community engagement for the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA). The Desal Discovery Centre offers tailored visits for schools and other interested groups. The two main areas of the DDC are the Edulab and Multi Media Room.Download the DDC Education Program brochure (1 MB PDF).

Edulab

Showcasing the many real benefits and opportunities desalination offers Australia, this new science education laboratory engages students and visitors in the science of desalination. This room is equipped with conductivity and temperature probes, membrane samples and cutaways, distillation and reverse osmosis models, an ERD model and other laboratory essentials. The first of its kind in Australia, the Edulab:

  • Gives visitors hands on experience in scientific enquiry and discovery, exploring water and desalination technologies in a way typically inaccessible to schools
  • Promotes the latest developments of Australia’s desalination industry and the work of the NCEDA
  • Offers age appropriate activities, all of which highlight different aspects of desalination
  • Offers a range of demonstrations and small group activities, suitable for all ages
  • Accommodates up to 36 students, with content linked to the national curriculum
  • Has a flexible configuration to accommodate different ages and group sizes

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Multi Media Room

This state-of-the-art room:

  • Allows the presentation of a variety of topics catering to different age groups and points of interest
  • Enables remote participation from industry specialists as well as live seminars to other venues
  • Will take visitors on an animated 3D journey through the desalination process and highlight the role of desalination in securing Australia’s water future
  • Contains 50 tiered seats in front of a 3.5m rear projection screen, 3D enabled with 5.1 surround sound
  • Is a flexible facility which can be hired for training sessions, seminars, presentations and meetings
  • Offers video conferencing with capacity for multiple participants, desktop and screen sharing and teleconferencing

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Other resources

The Desal Discovery Centre will:

  • Present mobile workshops for Perth groups unable to visit the Centre
  • Provide webinars and online presentations for country, interstate and overseas schools
  • Provide a library of resources, all available online, for schools and other interested groups

For more information, or to get involved, please contact:

Warren Hays
Desal Discovery Centre Manager
08 9360 7177
ddc@desalination.edu.au

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