Foundation - 2 programs

Indoor programs

All classroom sessions include a session in the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre Aquarium.

Seaweed, seastars and sand

What's living and non-living in the sea? Through close observation, hands on exploration and discussion, students will discover the importance of living and non-living things in the sea.

Classroom 1.5 hours $10 per student $160 minimum charge

It's our coast to care for

Students will explore the wonders of the marine environment, create mini habitats and investigate ways in which they can care for these special places and the plants and animals that live there.

Classroom 1.5 hours $10 per student $160 minimum charge

Defences and disguises

How do animals in the sea defend and disguise themselves and why? Students become underwater detectives and their mission is to find the answers to these questions. The clues they collect will help them to construct the "ultimate marine animal".

Classroom 1.5 hours $10 per student $160 minimum charge

Outdoor programs

All field programs include a session in the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre (before or after your field activity).

Rockpools and/or beachcomb

Sucking feet, stinging tentacles and a seaweed coat to hide – students uncover the mysteries of the curious creatures that make the rockpools their home and explore the beach for the fascinating flotsam and jetsam that wash up on our shores.

Point Lonsdale rockpools 2 hours $11 per student $220 minimum charge
Queenscliff beach 2 hours $11 per student $220 minimum charge

Mudflat meander

Explore the wonders that live in and around the mud! Search for crabs, snails, worms and amazing amphipods in the unique Swan Bay environment.

Swan Bay 2 hours $11 per student $220 minimum charge
  • Minimum costs apply to all activities
  • We are happy to tailor a session or an extended program to meet your needs
  • All sessions include a ½ hour session in the MDC aquarium
  • All prices are GST inclusive