Ocean Life Education offers a range of interactive live marine animal incursions for schools, designed to educate and inspire students of all ages to protect the ocean. Live animals and lively, qualified marine educators bring curriculum learning to life, covering themes such as habitats, life cycles, human impact, classification, adaptation and sharks. These fascinating incursions are supported by quality teaching resources – videos, activities, worksheets and more – to support teachers pre- and post-visit. They also have two excellent online courses, ‘Amazing Sharks’ and ‘Humpback Whales’ (which includes a teaching resource pack). Both cover a range of primary school curriculum themes and include videos, activities, and worksheets.

School Curriculum-Themed Programs

Ocean Life Education’s school programs are closely aligned with the Australian National Curriculum, delivering lessons across a broad range of topics, tailored to suit your requirements. What better way to understand Life Cycles than to see one of Ocean Life Education’s baby sharks at close quarters, observe the egg it hatched from and note the significant differences in the adult?

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Inspiring kids to make a difference

Ocean Life Education’s programs aim to educate and impact the learner’s attitudes, beliefs and behaviours, and to INSPIRE children to want to PROTECT the marine environment.

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Respectful animal contact

Children respond extremely well to real animal interaction. Through carefully controlled one-on-one contact, children learn why animals look and feel the way they do, how their bodies function, what their individual roles are in their environment and why we need to look after them.

Passionate, expert educators

Led by Richard Coward (BSc., DipEd), Ocean Life Education’s team of qualified Marine Educators are experienced, passionate, and very entertaining speakers!

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Ocean Life Education’s programs

Ocean Life Education’s incursions include:

Live Marine Animal Interaction: Baby Bamboo Shark, Fresh Water Turtle, Blue Linckia Seastars, Thorny Seastars, Tropical Sea Cucumber, Black Sea Cucumber and Sea Urchins (may differ from time to time)

Fascinating Artefact Activity Station: Shark jaws, odd and interesting shells, replica sea creatures, activities, games, reference guides and more.

Educational Resources: Programs are supported by Ocean Life Education’s own quality resources, such as videos, activities, worksheets and more, to help teachers plan lessons pre- and post-visit.

Ocean Life Education also has a range of fascinating programs for OSHC, Early Learning Centres and events.

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Ocean Life Education’s holiday programs

Ocean Life Education’s Holiday Programs are delivered by qualified, enthusiastic marine educators who provide a lively hands-on experience with their fascinating ocean creatures.

Children of all ages can be taken on a new and exciting ocean discovery journey each holiday season with their range of themes:

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Amazing Sharks – mini course

Learn the facts and bust the myths about sharks and why they are crucial to our existence with Ocean Life Education’s awesome certified Amazing Sharks online course for kids (and adults!). It’s packed full of awesome activities, videos, infographics and fast facts, plus four shark quizzes. Pass all four chapters to qualify as a Shark Legend.

Suits Age 7+.

Duration 2-3 hours.

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Humpback Whales – online course

Ocean Life Education’s new online course is for kids who want to get the low down on the East Coast migration. It contains awesome videos, infographics, a whale-watching guide, a migration calendar, fast facts, quizzes and more. 

Suits Age 7+.

Duration: 1-2 hours.

You can find out more about these holiday programs on the Ocean Life Education website.

Find out more about how Ocean Life Education can ‘Bring the Sea to You!’. To express interest or request a program outline, call (07) 5443 8545, email info@oceanlifeeducation.com.au, or head to the Ocean Life Education website.