Years 3 - 6 programs

Years 3 - 4 Indoor programs

Choose one option from the two indoor programs below.  Both programs include time in our aquarium and classroom.  Please let our bookings officer know if you have a special requirements or emphasis as our staff can incorporate it into the program.

Session duration - 1.5 hours.  Cost - $10 per student/$160 minimum charge

That’s a bit like me!

Dive in

Students will explore, identify and group aquatic animals and identify non-living components from each habitat.  They will discuss the common features of some organisms from each habitat and creating groups based on observable features.

Students will discuss and be involved in activities that focus on features of organisms represented in our classroom.  Choose this session if you have a special requirements or emphasis as our staff can incorporate it into the program.

Aquarium session (part of all programs) includes:

  • meeting live animals typically found in Victorian waters (marine and freshwater)
  • a visit to the touch tank to learn about, look at and touch some organisms common along the Victorian coast

Years 3 - 4 Outdoor programs

Choose one option from the four outdoor programs below, some may be tide dependent so we may not be able to book your preferred time and date.  All field programs include time in the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre aquarium.

Session duration - 1.5 hours in the field plus 30-minute centre visit.  Cost - $11 per student/$220 minimum charge.  Marine Biology Cruise 2 hours plus 30-minute centre visit.  Cost $700 maximum of 27 participants including teachers.

Rockpool ramble at Point Lonsdale

Swan Bay seagrass meadows Queenscliff

In with the tide- beachcomb along Queenscliff beach

Marine Biology cruise, departing from Queenscliff Harbour

Students will be led by an education officer on a discovery of the chosen habitat. The session includes discussion of personal safety, Marine National Parks, what lives here, identification of different organisms, their features and adaptations, human impacts and why this place is significant to the Wadawurrung people.

Years 5 - 6 Indoor programs

Choose one option from the two indoor programs offered below. Both programs include time in our aquarium and classroom.  Please let our bookings officer know if you have a special requirements or emphasis as our staff can incorporate it into the program.

Session duration - 1.5 hours.  Cost - $10 per student/$160 minimum charge

Living in water

Dive in

Students will explore our classroom and investigate a range of structural adaptations that enable organisms to live in water.  Using this information, they will redesign themselves to enable living in water.

Students will discuss and be involved in activities that focus on features of organisms represented in our classroom. Choose this session if you have a special requirements or emphasis as our staff can incorporate it into the program.

Aquarium session (part of all programs) includes:

  • meeting live animals typically found in Victorian waters (marine and freshwater)
  • a visit to the touch tank to learn about, look at and touch some organisms common along the Victorian coast

Years  5 - 6 Outdoor programs

Choose one option from the five outdoor programs below, some may be tide dependent so we may not be able to book your preferred time and date.  All field programs include time in the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre aquarium.

Session duration - 1.5 hours in the field plus 30-minute centre visit.  Cost - $11 per student/$220 minimum charge.  Marine Biology Cruise 2 hours plus 30-minute centre visit.  Cost $700 maximum of 27 participants including teachers.

Rockpool ramble at Point Lonsdale

In with the tide- beachcomb along Queenscliff beach

Swan Bay seagrass meadows Queenscliff

Marine Biology cruise, departing from Queenscliff Harbour

Life in a wetland - Ganes Reserve Point Lonsdale freshwater wetland

 

Students will be led by an education officer on a discovery of the chosen habitat. The session includes discussion of personal safety, Marine National Parks, what lives here, identification of different organisms, their features and adaptations, human impacts and why this place is significant to the Wadawurrung people.