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The PODS Project Building on our many successes we believe it is time to expand our stew- ardship beyond the relatively calm freshwaters and shaded forests of the Sunshine Coast and to reach out into our spectacular and dynamic ma- rine environment. PODS Will House By 2020 we will have built an iconic learning and gathering space called PODS The Pend- er Ocean Discovery Station. PODS will include a spectacular aquarium and state- of-the-art marine research and education centre as well as conference and meet- ing facilities and indoor and outdoor interactive classrooms for students of all ages. o A BEAUTIFUL INTERACTIVE SUB- TERRANEAN FRESHWATER MARINE AQUARIUM o INTERACTIVE HANDS-ON EXHIBITS IN OPEN TOUCH TANKS o WETLAB CLASSROOM WITH TOUCH TANKS MICROSCOPES LABORATORY EQUIPMENT o THREE FULLY EQUIPPED MARINE o PERFORMANCE SPACES FOR FESTI- VALS CONCERTS CULTURAL EVENTS AND THEATRE SHOWS o A LARGE COVERED OUTDOOR SPACE FOR PERFORMACES o A GIFT SHOP CAFE TEA SHOP o A HOME BASE FOR ECO-TOURS OF MARINE FRESHWATER LOCAL TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH AND MONITORING LABORATORIES o CONFERENCE FACILITIES FOR 150-200 PEOPLE WITH BIG SCREEN CINEMA PROJECTOR o COMMUNITY LEARNING GATHER- ING SPACES o TWO OUTDOOR CHILDRENS AM- PHITHEATRE CLASSROOMS