By Richard Coward
Wow what a Science Week we’ve just had, a fantastic initiative to get kids engaged in all things science.
No better way to love science than to learn all about our amazing marine creatures, why they are important and why we should look after them.
Some huge thanks go out to Clayfield College, St Joseph’s School Nundah, Parklands Christian College and Brisbane Adventist College for hosting us during Science Week.
Every one of the kids were an absolute pleasure to share knowledge with, they enjoyed the close contact with our animals absorbing all aspects of their existence.
Program learning focus
With volumes of information available about creatures from the sea, the main focus of learning were in there areas of:
- Habitats; and
- Human impact
Each school program is extremely engaging and fun to cover, the latter an increasingly important topic within schools as we strive to understand and protect our surrounding environment under the pressure of an ever increasing population.
Memorable moments shared
Visiting these schools provided many memorable moments, too many to share in a short blog post. Here is a small sample from our schools visited this week.
- Total participation and enthrallment at explaining why sharks attack humans (Yr 4 Clayfield College)
- The fun and challenge of delivering 5 different presentations to every year level throughout the whole school day (P-6 St Josephs)
- The thrill and enjoyment on the faces of the Prep children as they interacted with our live animals (Parklands Christian College)
- Total engagement of children with good background knowledge and amazing intelligent questions at the presentation’s conclusion. (Yr 1 Brisbane Adventist College)
Science Week provides children the chance to see that science is a fun and cool subject to learn.
It is important to keep encouraging children to pursue science throughout their academic lives and continue to produce creative successful scientists of the future.
Children are often scared off by science and all its jargon, but at Ocean Life Education we break down that barrier, make understanding animals and their natural environment simple and easy to remember. This empowers children and encourages them to dig deeper in search for answers.
Once again we would like to thank the schools who included our incursion into their celebration of Science Week, we look forward to seeing them again in future and encourage all schools to jump on board and enlighten their children towards a brighter scientific future.
We strive to provide an invaluable experience propelling the school kids of today into the scientists of tomorrow.
For great conversation, videos and more, visit the National Science Week website.
To book your next Science Week incursion with Ocean Life Education, contact us.