This program aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Science and has a focus on Science Understanding and Science as a Human Endeavour strands.
A half hour age appropriate workshop with a Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) dolphin expert introduces students to the Port River dolphin pod and environmental issues they face. Student understanding is enhanced with a half hour cruise on the Port River using a hydrophone to explore the home of the bottle nose dolphins.
Time is given for students to view and make connections with the museum’s dolphin exhibition. Complete your visit with a climb to the top of the historic Port Adelaide lighthouse and undertake a navigation task with a ‘birds-eye’ view of the Port River environment.
South Australian Maritime Museum
When: Term 1-4
10:00am – 2:00pm. Times outside of this can be negotiated.
Level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Area: HASS - Civics and Citizenship, HASS - Geography, Science
Type: Inquiry trail
Cost: $7.50 per student (includes Port River cruise)
Participants: Can cater for up to 90 students in one day.
Duration: To be negotiated on booking
ALL school visits must be booked in advance.
Organising your visit
See the South Australian Museum web site for information on how to support your visit.
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