Kinder Beach Secrets

Excursion Program Overview

Explore the beautiful Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary with all of your senses! From our drama based introduction, to a journey along the sandy beach to the rock platform to discover items washed ashore and what creatures make this special place their home. Discover our guided play-based learning stations to uncover more secrets of the beach!

Explore:

  • Meet Queen Neptune and learn how to be safe at the beach
  • Items washed ashore on a beachcomb
  • How litter gets into the sea through the drains
  • Brief video of what it looks like underneath the water at Ricketts Point
  • Marine creatures on our rockpool ramble and the need to treat them with care
  • Guided play-based learning stations with hands on activities including:
    • Trash or Treasure: sorting litter items from beach artefacts and putting into treasure chest or rubbish
    • Floating or Sinking: testing different marine artefacts in a tub of water to see if they float or sink
    • Shell Discovery: magnifying glasses, large shells for listening, collection of shells to sort via colour, size, order from largest to smallest, colour swatches to match to colours, etc
    • Beach Treasures Match: with Gould League educator. More fragile marine artefacts here, matching to our beachcombing poster and discussing what the items are
    • Costumes: free play, dress up in costumes and move like those animals

Restrictions: Tide dependent, Term 1 and 4 (or school holidays) only. We recommend a high ratio of adult helpers to students to support their safe discovery of the beach.

Curriculum Connections:

Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework: Outcome 2
National Quality Standards: Standard 3.3

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Program Details

Cost (per group): $405 + GST

Max # of Groups (group max. 30): 2

Possible Start Times: 9.45am, 12.15pm

Grade Level: Kindergarten

Program Location: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Program Duration: 1.5 hours inc. break

Program Type: Excursion

Program Theme: Human Impacts, Living things, Marine