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Overview

An educational excurions to Sea World allows school groups the opportunity to participate in a wide range of programs and gain a greater knowledge and understanding of the park, the marine environment and promote the conservation and protection of its unique qualities for the future.

Sea World Excursion Rates

Prep/Primary (inc Grade 7): $23.00
Secondary/Tertiary: $35.00
Adult/Teacher/Carer: $43.00

1 supervising adult free per 5 paying students

Educational programs are subject to availabilty and seasonal embargoes apply

Educational Options

ANTARCTIC ADVENTURE

Year Level: Prep - 12*

Capacity: Maximum 45 pax

Times: 9.30am

Subjects: Penguin Biology and Life Cycles, Antarctic Environment, Human Impacts, Conservation

Duration: 40 minutes

Description: Students will investigate the biology of King and Gentoo penguins within the Penguin Encounter exhibit and discuss their life cycles. Students will also learn about the nature of the Antarctic Environment, the impacts from humans and will discuss conservation strategies.

* Grades 4 - 7 may choose to complete a worksheet at the completion of this presentation while exploring the exhibit.
Grades 8 - 12 include a discussion about adaptations and uses more advanced language.

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AT HOME WITH POLAR BEARS

Year Level: Prep - 12*

Capacity: Maximum 30 pax

Times: 9.30am

Subjects: Basic Adaptations, Animal Care, *Training Techniques, *Exhibit Design, *Conservation

Duration: 40 minutes

Description: Students will learn about the adaptations which enable Polar Bear to survive in their Arctic environment and discuss the husbandry techniques used in the care of Sea World’s bears including feeding, cleaning and environmental enrichment.

* Grades 9 - 12 receive additional discussions on exhibit design, training techniques and impacts on Polar Bear populations including climate change.

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EVER CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

Year Level: Prep - 12

Capacity: Maximum 35 pax

Times: 9.30am (additional times available on request)

Subjects: Climate Change, Human Impacts, Polar Bear Biology

Duration: 35 minutes

Description: Students will learn about the process of climate change and its effects on wildlife using Polar Bears and Penguins as case studies. Students will determine contributing factors to climate change and hypothesize solutions which may help combat its effects.

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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Year Level: Prep - 12

Capacity: Maximum 100 pax

Times: 9.30am (additional times available on request)

Subjects: Environmental Issues

Duration: 35 minutes

Description: Students will discuss environmental issues and its effects on marine animals focusing on pollution and human impacts on the environment. They will also develop an understanding of the problems facing marine wildlife as a result of human impacts and possible solutions.

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ALL ABOUT SEALS

Year Level: Prep - 12*

Subjects: Basic Adaptations, Animal Care, Training, *Husbandry, *Conservation

Duration: 35 minutes

Description: Students will identify and discuss some of the adaptations and features of seals with a focus on the three families of seals and their key differences. Students will learn how Sea World animal care staff look after and train the seals, includes a talk by trainers on training techniques and husbandry.

* Grades 9 - 12 receive an additional discussions on animal husbandry and a key focus on conservation.

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HOW TO TRAIN A SEAL

Year Level: 9 - 12

Subjects: Basic Adaptations, Animal Behaviour, Husbandry, Training Techniques

Duration: 35 minutes

Description: Students will focus on the training methods used with the seals, including operant conditioning and positive reinforcement. We will also discuss animal husbandry and behaviours that may be trained to assist with managing health issues, includes a talk by trainers on training techniques and husbandry.

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SOMETHING FISHY GOING ON...

Year Level: Prep - 3

Capacity: Maximum 60 pax

Times: 9.30am

Subjects: Marine Animals, Marine Environment

Duration: 3 x 10 minute talks (Touch Pools, Coral Reef, and Open Ocean)

Description: This activity can be used to supplement a unit about the marine environment. After learning about the characteristics of some of the animals at Shark Bay, students will create a diagram comparing and contrasting humans and fish.

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HEAR ME, SEE ME, SMELL ME!

Year Level: Prep - 6

Subjects: Marine Animal Senses

Duration: 35 minutes

Description: Students will learn about animal senses, including sight, smell, hearing, taste, touch.

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HOORAY FOR STINGRAYS!

Year Level: Prep - 7

Capacity: 60 pax

Time: 9:30am

Subjects: Adaptations, habitats, relationships in an ecosystem, conservation

Duration: 35 minutes for briefing & lesson, 20 minutes for snorkel

Description: Students will learn about rays and the adaptations they have that enable them to survive in diverse environments. Predator/prey relationships, mutualism and parasitism can also be covered with older year levels in reference to rays and their roles within their ecosystems. Conservation issued will be discussed and an opportunity to feed the rays in a fun and safe environment will be available, dependent on group numbers.

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IN DEPTH WITH DOLPHINS

Year Level: Prep - 12*

Subjects: Dolphin Physiology, Communication, *Biology, *Social Interactions, *Conservation

Duration: 35 minutes

Description: Students will learn about dolphin communication, physiological adaptations and social structure using Sea World’s dolphin family.

* Grades 9 - 12 receive an additional discussion includes listening to underwater vocalizations via hydrophone, identification of impacts on wild dolphin populations, how to combat these impacts, includes a talk by trainers on training techniques and husbandry.

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MARINE INVESTIGATORS

Year Level: 10 - 12

Capacity: 12 pax per snorkel tour (can do multiple sessions)

Time: 9am briefing & lesson; snorkels from 10am

Subjects: Reef ecosystems and relationships, species identification, surveying techniques and conservation

Duration: 45 minutes for briefing & lesson, 20 minutes for snorkel

Description: This program begins with a lesson and briefing at Shark Bay’s underwater viewing gallery focusing on species identification, animal relationships, data collection and snorkelling procedures. This is followed by an interactive snorkel lesson where students use underwater slates to collect data and complete a marine investigation under the instruction of Sea World’s Marine Science team. With advanced planning, the educational focus of this program can be adjusted for individual schools to meet specific learning outcomes.

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WHO EATS WHO?!

Year Level: Prep - 12

Capacity: Maximum 100 pax

Times: 9.30am (additional times available on request)

Subjects: Food Chains, Conservation, Human Impacts

Duration: 35 minutes

Description: Students will learn what a food chain is and how it works using a basic marine food chain as an example. The group will identify impacts on marine ecosystems, discuss how this might affect food chains and suggest solutions to the problems. Students will also learn about sharks and general animal information relating to the animals housed at Sea World.

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ALL ABOUT SHARKS

Year Level: Prep - 12*

Capacity: Maximum 100 pax

Times: 9.30am

Subjects: Shark Adaptations, Role in the Ocean, Human Impacts, *Conservation

Duration: 35 minutes

Description: Students will discuss the role of sharks in the ocean and discuss the features and adaptations of sharks. They will also develop an understanding of the problems facing sharks as a result of human impacts and possible solutions.

* Grades 9 - 12 receive an additional discussion about adaptations will be more in depth, with greater emphasis on conservation.

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TOURISM

Year Level: 8 - 12 and Tertiary

Capacity: Maximum 35 pax

Subjects: Park Operation, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources

Duration: 45 minutes

Description: Students will gain knowledge on the history and development of Village Roadshow Theme Parks, how the parks are operated and marketed, and how staff are selected and trained through a realistic insight into the theme park industry.

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