Primary Incursions

Our ocean themed Primary School programs are linked to the Australian National Curriculum and delivered by enthusiastic, highly qualified Marine Educators. They provide an interactive hands-on experience with our diverse range of live marine animals, bringing curriculum learning to life and inspiring children to take responsibility for the ocean.

Programs may be tailored to suit requirement, including group excursions and beach walks to areas of interest such as key habitat locations.

Live Marine Animal Interaction

Baby Bamboo Shark, Fresh Water Turtle, Blue Linckia Seastars, Thorny Seastars, Tropical Sea Cucumber, Black Sea Cucumber, Sea Urchins

Marine Activity Station

Fascinating marine artefacts, shark jaws, odd and interesting ocean shells, replica sea creatures, marine reference guides

Educational Marine Resources

FREE thorough supporting marine themed information – videos, activities, worksheets and more

Program duration: 60 minutes (may vary for excursions)

FREE Colourful Kids Bookmark – FREE Risk Assessment – FREE Coming To Visit Poster

 

“Your professionalism, enthusiasm, vibrancy and love for what you do enabled the students to experience something different and special. The content and resources you brought along were most engaging and the students haven’t stopped talking about the special ocean creature… A superb and very worthwhile visit”.
St Joachim’s School, Holland Park

Ocean Curriculum Themes
Habitats – My Habitat my Home

Curriculum Learning Concepts : Structural adaptations & Interdependence of biological systems

Students will:

  • Discover different marine habitats – open ocean, coral reef, rocky shore, mangrove, sea grass and sandy beach
  • Understand the variety of organisms that live in them
  • Find out why different animals live in different habitats
  • Understand the connection between plants and animals – how they depend on each other and the marine environment to survive
  • Learn about the impact of seasonal changes, human activities, and natural events on habitats and organisms.
Life cycles turtle hatchling
Life Cycles – The Birth and Growth of Animals

Curriculum Learning Concept: Ecosystems

Students will:

  • Learn different marine animals can reproduce and be born in different ways
  • Find out different marine animals also have different growth stages
  • Explore the life cycle of fish compared to a sea star
  • Discover the various ways different shark species are born
Earth Under Threat
Human Impact – The Earth Under Threat

Curriculum Learning Concept: How biological systems respond to environmental changes

Our conservation & pollution messages aim to  influence how students care for the marine environment in their daily lives.

Students will:

  • Learn what humans do can harm the marine environment
  • Identify how changes to the marine environment; like weather patterns, land clearing, over-fishing and pollution, affect it, its creatures and us
  • Realise individuals can make a difference in caring for the marine environment and the need for all humans to accept personal responsibility for protecting it
Classification
Classification

Curriculum Learning Concepts: Body systems &  Structural adaptations

Students will:

  • Discover scientific classification – the grouping of living things according to their observed features, the way they function and how they adapt to survive
  • Understand why animals are classified into groups
  • Discover similarities and differences between different marine animals
  • Learn the importance of communicating scientifically
  • Undertake simple classification of marine animals
Adaptation and Animal Behaviour

Curriculum Learning Concept: Structural adaptations& How characteristics are inherited

Students will:

  • Understand how animals adapt to their specific habitat to move, feed and survive predation
  • Learn that animals may alter these characteristics to suit a changing marine environment
Beach Walks & Excursions
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Beach Walk Excursion – Hidden Treasure

Children explore beach habitats (such as a sandy beach, rocky foreshore, or mangrove) guided by a professional marine educator

Students will:

  • Discover a beach is not barren but full of hidden life
  • Explore the important link the beach provides between land and sea
  • Understand the importance of beaches to the marine environment
  • Explore and discover the origin of sand
  • Consider and learn what we can all do to protect our marine habitats and oceans.

 

“Everyone was so impressed and Richard exceeded our expectations. He was very entertaining whilst being educational. To hold the kids attention for as long as he did is impressive!”

Tas Winkler, Pumicestone Homeschoolers. Habitats: Beach/ Mangrove  Excursion. Bribie Island. Oct 2023.

Primary School Events
Primary Programs
Interactive Marine Display

Our Interactive Marine Displays are great for larger events such as Science Week, School Fun Days and Under 8s Day. They enable larger volumes of students to ‘walk through’ and interact with the marine animals and include a short talk at the displays

Online Sharks Kids Course & Curriculum Resources
amazing sharks kids course
Sharks Resources / Sharks Kids Course

Our online shark’s course includes engaging curriculum themed teaching resources and activities, designed to educate kids using an iconic and  fascinating subject. Teachers may download a host of resources to support teaching or children can complete the course alone and be awarded an impressive, personalised certificate.

Themes include: Adaptation, Human Impact, Food Webs, Natural Selection, Classification & Habitats

Material: Themed shark videos, activities, worksheets, diagrams & infographics and  quizzes.

Suits education year 2-7. Cost $20 – call us to discuss group discounts: 07 5443 8545