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Education Services at the South Australian Whale Centre

South Australian Whale Centre education programs 'Grubs Up'

Education Program Options
Available for schools, camps and social groups our exciting education programs are a value-added experience that can be enjoyed by all.

Education Programs are hosted in the Centre’s purpose built classroom, the “Southern Right Room”, which caters for large groups in a private, safe and secure learning environment.

Programs run for a duration of 45mins – 1 hr* and are divided into curriculum bands based on the level of knowledge required by participants.

Echo’s Tale of a Whale – uses music, dance and tactile elements to explore whales’ basic needs, and develop children’s basic understanding of whale features, physiology and behaviour. Suits pre-school age.

Ships Ahoy! Encounter 1802 – An introduction to the encounter in 18012 between English navigator Mathew Flinders and French explorer Nicholas Baudin. Suits Year 1 – 3.

Encounter Bay Way Back When – discover what life was like in Encounter Bay during the 1840’s through role play between navigators, early settlers and Ramindjeri peoples. Suits year 3 – 7.

Grubs Up! – water based experiments to demonstrate feeding techniques of adult and calf whales. Suits Years 1-7.

Who am I? – extends students knowledge of whale features, physiology and behaviour using scientific identification methods and tactile experiments. Suits Year 5 – 9.

Green Whales – Focuses on the local whale watching industry’s role in ‘ecotourism’ and its effect on the economy. Suits Tourism Studies.

Download the 2017 Education Services Booklet for more information and pricing.  To view the curriculum links associated with the programs we offer, download the Curriculum Links booklet.

For more information contact one of our Administration Team on 08 8551 0750 or please complete the Enquiry Form.


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School, camp and club groups can participate in a unique, fun and interactive approach to learning.

Children can experience and explore the Centre, report information to the class they have learnt from exploring, use problem solving skills, lateral thinking skills and most of all have fun! Bookings essential.

The SA Whale Centre can also arranging bookings on the Horse Drawn Tram, and Granite Island Nature Tours.

Download the 2017 Education Services Booklet for more information and pricing.  To view the curriculum links associated with the programs we offer, download the Curriculum Links booklet.

For more information contact one of our Administration Team on 08 8551 0750 or please complete the Enquiry Form.


Fun activities for OSHC centres and groups every school holidays

School Holiday Programs
School Holiday Programs are offered each school holiday period to OSHC Centres and other groups Monday to Friday of each week. Students will be enthralled by our demonstrations, and mind-boggling feats of science, magic and discovery in a safe and enjoyable environment. Programs include hands-on science based experiments, activities developed around different marine themes each holidays.

Why not book one of our Package Deal Options with either Urimbirra Wildlife Park or Girdler Family Amusements?

Ask our staff for more information or download our 2017 OSHC School Holiday Programs.

Bookings are essential with session times for the next holiday period filling up quickly. Note: General Public School Holiday Programs are offered on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of each week from 1.30 – 2.30pm.

For more information contact one of our Administration Team on 08 8551 0750 or please complete the Enquiry Form.


Mobile Education Unit
Whale Centre_007All Education Programs and presentations are offered both at the South Australian Whale Centre as well as externally at schools or at a location of the teacher’s/carer’s/guide’s choice. This means no matter whether you are a school visiting on camp, or would like us to come to your school/venue, we have the facilities to do so.

 

 


Whale Education Pack
The SA Whale Centre offers Whale Education Packs, especially developed to take the stress out of teaching science!
These packs has been designed to provide teachers with a systematic approach to support students when learning about whales. Contact us today to purchase your copy and start teaching about whales this term!

 


For more information contact one of our Administration Team on 08 8551 0750 or please complete the Enquiry Form.