MARINE WARRIORS SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMJoin us these school holidays to explore our local marine environment and learn more about the wonders of Port Phillip Bay. Bookings Essential. Limited Spaces.
KEEN TO BE A MARINE BIOLOGIST? yOUR CHILD CAN THESE HOLIDAYS…
Are your children ready to embark on an unforgettable journey this school holiday? Look no further than Sea All’s 3-day School Holiday program.
Our Marine Warriors program is designed to ignite their curiosity and passion for the Great Southern Reef(GSR) and provide experiences beyond the classroom setting. With a wide range of exciting activities, they’ll gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in marine conservation while having an absolute blast!
From marine mammals to temperate kelp beds there is something for every student! Spaces are limited, so book now to secure their spot in our Marine Warriors school holiday program.
AT A GLANCE
Length: 3 Days (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Ages: 8- 12 years (Year Level 3-6)
Location: Queenscliff, Victoria, 3225
When: July 5th – 7th 2023 (Term 2 School Holidays)
Size: Minimum 5 students – Maximum 9 students
Price: $500pp for 3 days
- Learn from tertiary qualified educators about the Great Southern Reef
- Complete transects and quadrats surveys contributing to on-going biodiversity data sets
- Assist Deakin University with on-going research on Port Phillip Bays resident dolphins with special guests Dr. Sue Mason
- Study marine debris and participate in SOEL Plastic Recycling Workshop
- Learn to snorkel at Scubabo Dive Centre
- Adventure to Mud Islands for a picnic lunch
- Embark on a Wildlife Sightseeing cruise to visit Australia Fur Seals
- Sea All Marine Science Field book
- All activities described in the itinerary
- Lunch & Snack from local Queenscliff Bakery
- Mask, Fin, Snorkel & wetsuit hire for pool snorkelling session
- Marine Park taxes and environmental levy
- Risk assessment
- University researchers and scientists talk
Day 1 - Wednesday 5th July
Wildlife Sightseeing Tour
9am – 11am
Join us on an exhilarating adventure to observe and appreciate the wonders of local wildlife. From stunning seabirds to majestic marine mammals, your children will witness nature’s beauty first-hand, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
11am – 11:30am
Dr Sue Mason – Fin ID Program
11:30am – 1:00pm
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of dolphins! Our expert speakers will share captivating insights into the behavior, intelligence, and conservation of these magnificent creatures, leaving your young warriors inspired and awestruck. Students will have the opportunity to ‘Swim’ with resident dolphins using Virtual Reality Headsets.
1:00pm – 1:30pm
Beach clean & history of the rip
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, and you have made a difference. This is Sea All Dolphin Swims proud partner, Take 3 for the Sea, an award winning charities, message to communities exploring the environment. As students explore the Queenscliff foreshore learning about the history and landscape, they will be encouraged to remove litter and keep our coastlines clean.
Day 2 - Thursday 6th July
Introduction to Snorkelling
9am – 10:30am
Get ready to explore a new realm! Our qualified Freediving instructor will guide students through the safety and skills of snorkelling in a controlled dive pool environment.
10:30am – 11:15am
Introduction to Intertidal Zones
11:15am – 12:00pm
Students will discover the secrets of intertidal zones, marvel at fascinating tide pool creatures, and gain insight into the delicate balance of life in this unique ecosystem.
Build a Quadrat
12:00pm – 12:30pm
Let’s unleash their inner scientists! By constructing quadrats, your young warriors will learn how to conduct precise ecological surveys.
12:30pm – 1:00pm
Field Work – Point Lonsdale
1:00pm – 3:00pm
We will embark on an expedition to Point Lonsdale rock pools, a haven of marine biodiversity. Students will conduct field work, collect data, and explore the diverse marine ecosystems found along the breath taking coastline.
Day 3 - Friday 7th July
Data Analysis – Point Lonsdale Field Work
9:00am – 11:00am
After collecting data, students will put their analytical minds to work! Our program includes engaging data analysis sessions where students will interpret and draw conclusions from their findings, fostering critical thinking and scientific reasoning.
11:00am – 11:30am
Mud Island Mircoplastic
11:30am – 2:00pm
Marine Warriors will adventure out to Mud Islands on Sea All’s vessel to uncover the hidden truth beneath the surface. Your marine warriors will conduct experiments to investigate the presence of microplastics at the RAMSAR site, followed by a beach picnic with migratory bird species.
Plastic Recycling Workshop
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Recover ocean bound plastics and follow each step of recycling, using SOEL’s Plastic Recycling Machinery, to manufacture a 100% recycled plastic product for your keeping! Products include pens, hair combs, spinners or surf wax combs.
THE FINE PRINT
Sea All Dolphin Swims reserves the right to change the order of activities in accordance with logistics or environmental conditions. Due to our commitment to delivery and personal instruction, we maintain a 5:1 student to staff ratio therefore the program will be limited to 9 students. This guarantees that everyone has the best experience possible.