• School Incursions

    Experience the delights of the marine world in your own classroom with a visit from the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. Our outreach programs are designed to travel to your school and are run in your own classroom.

    Murder in the Depths

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    Murder in the Depths is a hands-on marine science outreach program  featuring a IMG_9489marine murder mystery where the students will use a range of scientific tests and explore a variety of science topics to uncover the mystery surrounding this death.

    Target year level: 5 -6 & 7 – 12
    Cost: $250 (+GST) per session (1hr, group size – min. 10 max 30)

    Download the including the Murder in the Depths Teacher notes curriculum links for this program.
    For more information on this program download the  Murder in the Depths brochure.

    Inside a Fish

    fish dissectionHave our qualified marine education officer visit your school to run this fun and educational science program.

    We will provide the fish (donated by Southland Fish Supplies Eden), worksheets, an optional additional presentation on fish anatomy prior to the dissection and we do all the messy set-up and clean-up.. Inside a Fish allows students to explore the anatomy of a fish through an exciting hands-on experience. In groups they will dissect a fish while learning about both their internal and external anatomy.

    Target year level: 5 -6 & 7 – 12
    Cost: $250 (+GST)per session (1.5hr, group size – min. 10 max 30)

    Download the  Inside a Fish (outreach) Teacher notes including the curriculum links for this program.

    Crazy Critters

    Crazy Critters is a hands-on marine science outreach program that utilises live marine animals, fun facts, games and interactive science activities to engage and inspire students to appreciate and care for the marine environment in the comfort of their own classroom.
    Target year level: K – 6
    Cost: $250 (+GST) per session (1hr, group size – min. 10 max 30)

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    Download the Crazy Critters pre-visit information for teachers including the curriculum links for this program.
    For more information on this program download the Crazy Critters Brochure

    Whale Wise

    Wolumla students learning about toothed whales

    Whale Wise is an engaging interactive workshop that investigates the beauty and biology behind our oceans gentle giants. Discover how to identify whales, the true size of them and feel real whale bones in your own school.

    Target year level: K – 8
    Cost: $250 (+GST) per session (1hr, group size – min. 10 max 30)

    Download the Whale Wise pre-visit information for teachers including the curriculum links for this program.

    For more information on this program download the Whale Wise Brochure

    Marine Debris – What’s the harm?

    Marine Debris is a hands-on, scientific look at what marine debris is and the  impacts that debris can have on our marine environment.

    Target year level: K – 8
    Cost: $250 (+GST) per session (1hr, group size – min. 10 max 30)

    For pre and post visit activities related to Marine Debris, download the Tangaroa Blue Education Kit  for comprehensive activity and lesson plans for all ages.

    Our Changing Oceans

    Changing Oceans is a hands-on marine and climate related science outreach program. The program showcases the changes occurring in our environment as a result of increased CO2 and ocean warming.

    Target year level: 5-12
    Cost: $250 (+GST) per session (50 minutes – 1.5 hours, group size – min. 10 max 30)

    Feedback

    • “It was really fun and I would do it again” – Year 8 student, Eden Marine High School on Murder in the Depths
    • “Exceptionally well organised, highly informative and super engaging” – Nimmitabel Public School on Crazy Critters
    • “I think it was fun, we had some laughs when we got our hands stuck in the stomach” – Year 8 student, Eden Marine High School on Murder in the Depths
    • “A great ‘hands-on’ approach and very interactive program” – Mallacoota Pre-school on Crazy Critters