Online Incursions: Online Snorkeling

Program Summary

Location: Online
Excursion Duration: 45-50 mins
Year Level: Year 4 to 10
Group Size: Up to 50 students per session

Cost: $110 to $220 +GST (depending on number of educators)

 

Program Overview

A rare opportunity to join the EcoCentre's Marine experts team and dive into the secrets of Port Phillip Bay. Find out what lies beneath in our blue backyard, and bring your best questions about snorkeling, diving and what calls our Bay home.

Key Concepts & Questions

•    What sort of marine animals live in our local waters?
•    Why is Port Phillip Bay unique?
•    What impacts are humans having on the marine environment (such as Port Phillip Bay)?
•    How can we look after the bay?

Learning Outcomes

  • F-2 Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)
  • 3-4 Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (VCSSU056)
  • 5-6 Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)
  • 5-6 The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075)
  • 7-8 Ways that flows of water connect places as they move through the environment and the ways this affects places (VCGGK106)
  • 7-8 Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs and can be affected by human activity (VCSSU093)
  • 9-10 Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (VCSSU121)

Logistics

This incursion is delivered online using Zoom. A teacher and class can join the session from the classroom or remotely from home. A meeting link and instructions will be sent out with the booking confirmation. Minimum group size is 20, maximum group size is 50.

An invoice will be forwarded after the incursion is completed. The fee covers our programs administration costs. Please book your incursion at least 7 days in advance - we are unable to accept last-minute bookings.

Please email schools@ecocentre.com with subject "Online incursion enquiry", with:
1) Incursion Topic(s),
2) Three preferred dates and times
3) Number of classes for each topic (a class is up to 25 students)?
4) Year level of the students
5) Contact name, school/organisation and phone number
 
“I just wanted to pass on my thanks for the opportunity to have members of your team share their expertise with some of my students. Both were extremely knowledgeable, personable, and engaging for the kids. Thank you for your prompt responses too.
I look forward to future collaboration.”
- Jason Coleman, STEM Teacher / Pedagogical & Curriculum Leader,
The Ridgeway Ivanhoe

Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.