Excursion Program Overview
Discover the intertidal rockpools, sandy beaches and coastal vegetation of a marine sanctuary, discovering common sea creatures, explore their array of adaptations for intertidal survival and human impacts upon the marine ecosystem.
Half Day Program includes:
- Safety Talk – how to stay safe at the beach
- Coastal Vegetation – consider the adaptations that plants need to survive on the coast and find out how Indigenous Australians used plants to survive
- Marine Education Centre – learn about the role the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary plays in conservation, exploring the Marine Education Centre
- Rock Platform Discovery – discover some of the sea creatures and plants that have adaptaed to survive in the harsh intertidal zone
- Change Over Time – reflect on change in land use of Ricketts Point spanning Indigenous use to current Marine Sanctuary regulations
- Pollution and the Marine Environment – create connections and consider how their actions at home can affect the marine environment
- Beachcombing – investigate natural and man-made artifacts washed ashore by the tide
Full Day Program includes:
- Same activities but double the time, allowing for more student-directed learning and exploration of the marine environment!
- Naturally, a broader range of topics can be discussed and more hands-on, student-centred activities can be undertaken with the additional time.
Restrictions: Tide dependant, please provide alternate dates that spread across at least 2 weeks.
Science: Biological Sciences (5-6), Earth & Space Science (6)
Geography: Geographical Knowledge & Understanding (5-6)
Economics: Economics & Business Knowledge & Understanding (5-6)