• School Excursions – Outdoor Programs

    Dive into a marine adventure along the Sapphire Coast. Get hands-on and experience the local marine life in the wild.

    Rocky Shore Ramble

    Join a marine scientist to explore rock pools and discover the creatures that inhabit our rocky shore.rsr 10 Jan 13 010
    Target year level: K – 8
    Cost: $10 per student
    Time: 1.5 hrs
    Group size: 10 – 30 students

    Download the Rocky Shore Ramble Teacher notes including the curriculum links for this program.

    Rocky Shore Research

    BCC_26214 009Take an in-depth look into the life on a rock platform and what factors influence the biodiversity there.
    Explore the biotic and abiotic factors in the intertidal zone using scientific testing and transects.

    This program covers the required fieldwork component of Year 11 biology for the NSW and Australian Curriculum.

    Target year level: 7 -12
    Cost: $15 per student
    Time: 2 hours
    Group size: 10 – 30 students
    Download the Rocky Shore Research Teacher notes including the curriculum links for this program.

    Sapphire Snorkel Safari

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    Dive in and experience a guided snorkel, discovering the beauty of the life on our coast. Mask, snorkel and fins provided. We have a limited number of wetsuits available.
    Run by a qualified SSI snorkel instructor.
    Target year level: 7-12 (good swimmers)
    Cost: $30 per student
    Time: 2 hours
    Group size: 4 – 15 students
    Download the Snorkel Safari teacher notes including the curriculum links for this program.

    How it Formed

    Take a trip to a local beach and discover how it formed, the processes that shape it and see some of the life that inhabits our sandy shores.
    Target year level: K – 12
    Cost: $10 per student
    Time: 1 hour
    Group size: 10 – 30 students

    Discover Dune Diversity11040241_10152872869406847_103824724_n

    Students will have the chance to explore and investigate a sand dune system and look at the biotic and abiotic factors that affect it.
    Target year level: 5- 12
    Cost: $10 per student
    Time: 2 hours
    Group size: 10 – 30 students

    Oyster Farm Boat Tour

    Take a tour on Pambula Lake and learn about oyster farming in the area, its’ history, modern techniques and biology with Captain Sponges Magical Oyster Tours.

    vCost: $15 per student
    Time: 1.5 hours
    Group size: 6 – 23 students

    * Please note that some of the outdoor education programs can be arranged to be run near your school. Contact the Discovery Centre education staff to discuss your needs.
    Student feedback
    ” Really fun, educational and interactive” – Year 11, Bega High School
    ” Wow. It was a tonne of fun. I learnt heaps!” – Year 12, Batemans Bay High School