Tidal Survival

Excursion Program Overview

Discover the intertidal rockpools, sandy beaches and coastal vegetation of a marine sanctuary, discovering common sea creatures, explore their array of adaptations for intertidal survival and human impacts upon the marine ecosystem.

Victorian Curriculum Links:

Science: Science Understanding

  • Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073)
  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)
  • The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075)

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Your program may include:

  • Safety Talk – how to stay safe at the beach
  • Coastal Vegetation – consider the adaptations that plants need to survive on the coast and find out how Indigenous Australians used plants to survive
  • Marine Education Centre – learn about the role the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary plays in conservation, exploring the Marine Education Centre
  • Rock Platform Discovery – discover some of the sea creatures and plants that have adapted to survive in the harsh intertidal zone
  • Change Over Time – reflect on change in land use of Ricketts Point spanning Indigenous use to current Marine Sanctuary regulations
  • Pollution and the Marine Environment – create connections and consider how their actions at home can affect the marine environment
  • Beachcombing – investigate natural and man-made artefacts washed ashore by the tide

Restrictions: Program is dependent on tides therefore available dates are limited.


Program Details

Program Location Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
Max # of Groups (group max 30) 4
Possible Start Times 10.15am, 12:30pm
Grade Level Grade 5, Grade 6, Year 7
Program Duration 2 hours, 4 hours
Program Type Excursion
Program Theme Biodiversity, Human Impacts, Living things, Marine
Cost per group 2hr program - $405+GST, 4hr program $570+GST