High School Students
Are you interested in Marine Science, thinking about becoming a Marine Biologist?
Dive into the world of marine science. This full day program is an excellent way to introduce students to the marine environment, engage students in marine science, and spark the interest of those with little previous exposure.
Students will cover a wide variety of marine biology topics including fish adaptations, dangerous marine animals, shark ecology, echinoderm classification and much more. A fully qualified marine biologist will use our live touch tanks and preserved marine animals to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the ocean and the animals in it. Check out what's on the inside by observing a scientific fish dissection. Learn about current ocean concerns such as microplastics, animal ethics and ocean acidification.
Understand what it is like to work in the field of marine science and learn about the career options.
You will receive a Certificate of Participation.
Spaces are limited, bookings essential!
Richard Coward is a marine biologist/ecologist and founder of Ocean Life Education. As a father of three he enjoys the fascination sea animals bring to young minds. Richard’s incredible passion for the marine environment and vibrant personality allow him to educate and inspire students to care for the ocean and its inhabitants. Richard has extensive experience managing exhibits in local and overseas aquariums, working with sharks, seals, penguins, turtles, sea jellies, fish, octopus and invertebrates to name a few. He has been involved in research projects such as buoyancy syndrome turtle research, shark research and breeding programs as well as whale rescue.
Are there age/grade requirements to participate? Yes, suitable for high school students only
What time does the day start and finish? Start time is 9am and finish time is 2.30pm. Please arrive at 8.45 for a 9 am start.
What to bring?
Your enthusiasm, lunch and a water bottle.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions? You can contact the Ocean Life Education office phone: 07 5443 8545 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ocean Life Education ‘brings the sea to you’ providing fun environmental education programs designed to inspire students of all ages to appreciate and take responsibility for the marine ecosystem.
Interactive programs aim to impact the learner’s attitudes, beliefs and behaviors with the long-term outcome being sustainability of our marine environment.
Marine educators arrive with fascinating live marine animals, artifacts, games and information, blending ‘hands on’ interaction with science and entertainment.
We have been providing curriculum based workshops in schools, early learning centres, outside school hours care and environmental events since 2006.
Richard Coward is a marine biologist, teacher and our Director of Education.
"Ocean Life Education is committed to making a difference. We believe that early awareness and understanding form a basis for life-long learning and appreciation of our marine environment,” Richard Coward.