Beach Secrets


Excursion Program Overview

Explore the beautiful Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary with all of your senses!   We take you on a journey along the sandy beach to discover items washed ashore.  Explore the rock platform to find the creatures that make this special place their home.  Discover our guided play-based learning stations to uncover more secrets of the beach!

Your program includes:

  • Beachcombing – Investigate items washed ashore at high tide.
  • Rockpool Ramble – Discover marine creatures on the rock platform and the need to treat them with care.
  • Guided play-based learning stations – Hands on activities include: Trash or Treasure,  Floating or Sinking, Shell Discovery and Beach Treasures Match.

Duration: We recommend 1 hour and 30 minutes with a 15 minute break halfway through.

Restrictions: Tide dependent, Term 1 and 4 (or school holidays) only.  Maximum of 25 children per group.  Adults are free of charge and we suggest a ratio of one adult for every three children to aid supervision.  No younger siblings please.

Curriculum Connections:

Children are connected with and contribute to their world (Community).  Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework Outcome 2.

Children are confident and involved learners (Learning).  Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework Outcome 4.

Children are effective communicators (Communication).  Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework Outcome 5.

Program Details

Program Location Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
Max # of Groups (group max 25) 2
Possible Start Times 10.15am (9.50am arrival), 12.30pm (12.10pm arrival)
Grade Level Kindergarten
Program Duration 1.5 hours
Program Type Excursion
Program Theme Human Impacts, Living things, Marine
Cost per group $405