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Secondary Programs

Listed below are the Secondary programs currently offered by SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

Click on the boxes to expand the details for each individual program. These have been designed and developed to address the relevant standards of the AusVELS curriculum.

Classification: I’ve Got the Key - Click To Expand

Classification: I’ve Got the Key 

(Years 7 - 8)

 

AusVELS links

  • Science domain – Levels 7 & 8
  • Cross-curriculum priorities - Sustainability

 

Students will embark on an underwater journey through SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s 12 amazing themed zones and learn about the classification of animals on display. In order to do so, students will consider the physical and behavioural features of animals, then draw upon similarities and differences that exist to organize species into taxonomic groups. Key program focuses include:

 

  • Marine environments and habitats
  • Taxonomy of living organisms
  • Physical & physiological functional groups
  • Introduction to the dichotomous key

 

A worksheet is provided upon booking.

  

Details

Available Terms: 1-4, Monday-Friday

Session times: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Cost: $13.50 + GST

 

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Avoiding Extinction - Click To Expand

Avoiding Extinction

(Years 7-10)

 

AusVELS links

  • Science domain – Levels 7, 8, 9 & 10
  • Geography domain - Levels 7, 8, 9 & 10
  • Cross-curriculum priorities - Sustainability

 

Students will embark on an underwater journey through SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s 12 amazing themed zones and learn about the survival of animals on display. Groups will consider the human impacts and subsequent challenges faced by marine communities and the ways in which they can be reduced.  In doing so, students will discover the difficulties of marine conservation and the obvious disconnect that exists beneath the water line. Key program focuses include:

 

  • Marine environments and habitats
  • Animal survival and adaptation
  • Conservation issues and actions
  • Marine Sustainability

 

A worksheet is provided upon booking.

 

 

Details

Available Terms: 1-4, Monday-Friday

Session times: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Cost: $13.50 + GST

 

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Who Eats Who? - Click To Expand

Who Eats Who?

(Years 7 & 9)

 

AusVELS links

  • Science domain – Levels 7 & 9
  • Geography domain - Levels 7 & 9
  • Cross-curriculum priorities - Sustainability

 

Students will embark on an underwater journey through SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s 12 amazing themed zones and learn about the diets of the animals on display. Students will discover ‘what’s on the menu’ and the unique adaptations or strategies employed by animals in order to find their food. Students will also explore the concepts of trophic levels within food chains and ecological guilds within communities. Key focuses include:

 

  • Marine environments and habitats
  • Diets and food acquisition
  • Predator Vs Prey
  • Food chains, food webs and energy flow

 

A worksheet is provided upon booking.

 

Details

Available Terms: 1-4, Monday-Friday

Session times: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Cost: $13.50 + GST

 

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Systems of the Sea - Click To Expand

Systems of the Sea

(Years 9 - 10)

 

AusVELS links

  • Science domain – Levels 9 & 10
  • Geography domain - Levels 9 & 10
  • Cross-curriculum priorities - Sustainability

 

Students will embark on an underwater journey through SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s 12 amazing themed zones and learn about the inner workings of the animals on display. Students will explore the digestive, reproductive, cardiovascular and respiratory systems of selected species and the environmental pressures that can, and often do, affect their functionally. Key focuses include:

 

  • Marine environments and habitats
  • Animal adaptation
  • Diets and food acquisition
  • Sexual Vs Asexual reproduction

 

A worksheet is provided upon booking.

 

Details

Available Terms: 1-4, Monday-Friday

Session times: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Cost: $13.50 + GST

 

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Antarctica – Extreme Survival - Click To Expand

Antarctica – Extreme Survival

(Years 7-10)

 

AusVELS links

  • Science domain – Levels 7, 8, 9 & 10
  • Geography domain - Levels 7, 8, 9 & 10
  • Cross-curriculum priorities - Sustainability

 

Students will be transported to the coldest, windiest and driest environment of Earth where they will observe first-hand our colony of King and Gentoo penguins. Groups will discuss the unique physical and behavioral adaptations utilized by the birds in order to survive the extreme conditions. Then, using this as their template, students will visit 3 other challenging environments in our Rocky Reef, Oceanarium and Coral Atoll displays and the animals that live there. Key focuses include:

 

  • The Antarctic environment, geography and history
  • Extreme environments
  • Animal survival and adaptation
  • Human impacts on marine communities

 

A worksheet is provided upon booking.

 

  

Details

Available Terms: 1-4, Monday-Friday

Session times: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Cost: $13.50 + GST

 

 

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Marine Careers - Click To Expand

Marine Careers

(Years 9 to 12)

 

Students will embark on an underwater journey through SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s 12 amazing themed zones and learn about the diverse range of marine related careers and the tertiary studies, training, and volunteer opportunities which lead to this pathway. This program will feature a presentation by a SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Aquarist or Bird Keeper giving students the opportunity to gain first hand advice from experts in the marine field. The information is consolidated with a guided tour of the back of house facility where students will discover how aquarists care for and monitor the aquarium’s collection.

 

A showbag containing relevant career information is provided.

 

 

 

Details

Available Terms: 1-4, Monday-Friday

Session times: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Cost: $13.50 + GST

 

Book Now!

 

 


 

Booking and Enquiries:

Contact our Bookings Officer on (03) 9923 5911 or click here to email us.

Alternatively, you can fill out the School Excursions Online Enquiry Form.

Please note, our Bookings Office is open weekdays from 8am until 4pm. If you have an urgent enquiry after this time, please call 03 9923 5925.

Full Pricing Information:

Click here to go to the pricing page.



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