Guided Instructor-Led Programs
To find an Instructor-Led Program specifically design to align with the new National Curriculum, view your class level below
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is a popular school excursion venue on the Sunshine Coast, hosting a comprehensive collection of aquatic life with supported curriculum based tours.
Our OCEAN Program meets the needs of ACARA requirements and provides a fun-filled excursion where learning comes from exploring, problem solving, questioning and investigation. It's hands on and interactive, the best watery classroom on the Sunshine Coast.
These lessons will be available from Term 2 2018.
OCEAN Tots: Early Childhood
OCEAN Kids: Primary
OCEAN Teens: Secondary
Ocean Kids Foundation
OCEAN KIDS Foundation: External Features
A program teaching your students all about the wonderful objects in the sea, and their shapes, sizes, names & colours and why animals and plants are designed the way they are for their survival. Leaders can utilise worksheets to get students focused, or the students can complete it themselves.
Elaborations: ACMMG009, ACMNA005, ACSSU005, ACSHE013, ACSIS233 & ACSIS012
OCEAN KIDS Foundation: Habitats
This program highlights the wonder of the aquatic world and allows for a journey of discovery where, problem solving and care for the marine environment are encouraged and fostered. Students will recognise and compare the needs of living creatures including their homes and plants needed to survive.
Elaborations: ACSSU002, ACSIS233 & ACSIS012
OCEAN KIDS Foundation: My First SEA
This program introduces students to the wonders of the aquatic world and allows for a journey of discovery where, exploration and Q & A is encouraged and fostered.
Ocean Kids Grades 1 - 3
OCEAN KIDS 1-3: Habitats
This program allows your students to explore our 16 interactive zones and discover unique watery habitats such as the rock pools, freshwater streams and the ocean. Students will learn about the difference between living, non-living and once-living things of habitats in the aquatic world and it will also get your students thinking about the events that occur when habitats change and living things can no longer have their needs met.
Elaborations: ACSSU211 & ACSSU044
OCEAN KIDS 1-3: Adaptations
This program looks at the common features of aquatic animals. Through a journey of discovery, it will help your students to understand why animals have certain body features for movement, for feeding and to help them flee from predators.
Elaborations: ACSSU002, ACSIS233 & ACSIS012
OCEAN KIDS 1-3: Life Cycles
A program designed to teach your students about plants and animals of the aquatic world growing and changing. They will recognise the different characteristics of the life cycle of frogs, fish, reptiles and even seals as they explore our 16 different interactive zones.
Elaborations: ACSSU030 & ACSSU044
OCEAN KIDS 1-3: Conservation
This conservation-based program is designed to get your students thinking about how science is used to care for our amazing marine environments. Students will identify ways in which we can manage and protect precious resources, such as water, and learn how to reduce and recycle waste at home and in school, to help protect threatened species and their habitats.
Elaborations: ACSHE022, ACSHE035, ACSIS024, ACSSU031 & ACSSU032
- Click here to view the Foundation_Adaptations_worksheet.pdf (PDF)
- Click here to view the Foundation_Conservation_worksheet.pdf (PDF)
- Click here to view the grade_1-3_Life Cycles.pdf (PDF)
- Click here to view the grade_1-3_Conservation.pdf (PDF)
- Click here to view the grade_1-3_Adaptations.pdf (PDF)
- Click here to view the grade_1-3_Habitats_.pdf (PDF)
Ocean Kids Grades 4 - 6
OCEAN KIDS: Habitats
This program is designed to introduce the sun as an energy-provider and how energy flows in aquatic ecosystems. Watery Worlds also teaches students about the influence land-based food webs can have on those in the ocean. Your students will discover the differences between predators and prey; decomposers and scavengers and; producers and consumers.
Elaborations: ACSSU094, ACSSU073, ACSSU078 & ACSSU096
OCEAN KIDS 4-6: Adaptations
A program designed to teach your students all about the three different adaptations animals and plants have to survive in the aquatic environment – structural, functional and behavioural. This program also looks at relationships between animal structural and functional adaptations.
OCEAN KIDS 4-6: Life Cycles
Seaquences looks at the different life cycles of animals in aquatic environments and how they differ from plants. Students will describe the different stages of the life cycles of frogs, fish, sharks and mammals!
OCEAN KIDS 4-6: Conservation
A program designed to teach your students about how science is used to protect aquatic habitats and how people in our local community work together to save endangered species.
Students will also investigate different renewable resources and how aquariums such as SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast work to maintain strict environmental standards.
ACSSU112, ACSSU116 & ACSSU075
Ocean Teens Grades 7 -10
OCEAN TEENS 7-10: Habitats
This program explores the different types of aquatic ecosystems, both on a local and a global scale. Students will learn about the relationships between organisms with different roles such as, predator and prey and; parasite and host. Energy and matter and the role of energy in ecosystems will also be covered as the students explore 16 unique and interactive zones.
Elaborations: ACSSU176 & ACSSU112
OCEAN TEENS 7-10: Adaptations
This program looks at how the digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems of animals interact in a coordinated way to provide requirements of life. Students will also explore the structural, behavioural and functional adaptations organisms possess in order to survive in a wide range of environments.
Elaborations: ACSSU150, ACSSU175 & ACSSU176
OCEAN TEENS 7-10: Classification
This program gives students an insight into biological classification systems and teaches them how to group animals by looking at observable characteristics, using basic keys to help identify species and gives them an introduction to hierarchical systems and scientific names.
Elaborations: ACSSU185 & ACSSU111
OCEAN TEENS 7-10: Conservation
This program touches upon the effects human activities such as carbon emissions and habitat
destruction have on aquatic ecosystems. It also teaches students the basics of laws, guidelines, environmental rehabilitation and monitoring.
Elaborations: ACSSU176,ACSSU189, ACSSU116, ACSHE135 & ACSHE160
- Click here to view the grade_7-10_Habitats_worksheet_2.pdf (PDF)
- Click here to view the grade_7-10_Adaptations.pdf (PDF)
- Click here to view the grade_7-10_Habitats_worksheet_1.pdf (PDF)
- Click here to view the grade_7-10_Classification.pdf (PDF)
- Click here to view the grade_7-10_Conservation.pdf (PDF)
Ocean Teens Grades 11 -12
OCEAN TEENS 11-12: Ecosystems
A program that allows students to explore the ecology of aquatic communities by doing
abundance and richness surveys and looking at methods of monitoring environmental factors.
OCEAN TEENS 11-12: Adaptations
This program explores the structural, functional and behavioral adaptations that enhance an organisms’ survival in the wild.
OCEAN Teens 11-12: Classification
Students investigate the human endeavour to group organisms. They will be exposed to and learn about taxonomic hierarchies, the adaptations that allow for suitable grouping and the challenges faced in achieving this.
OCEAN Teens 11-12: Marine Biology and Chemistry
Your students will discover how an open system aquarium operates and the implications that arise if strict water quality standards are not met. This program teaches students how important water quality is to maintain marine and aquatic health. Conduct real water quality tests on site and experience a Behind the Scenes tour to see the inner-workings of the aquarium!
MB1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
CS1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 3.2
MS1.1, 1.2, 2.6
Tertiary & International Groups
Students will be taken on an informative guided tour helping them to learn and discover more about each of the fascinating areas within SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.
We provide an authentic representation of potential career opportunities for students studying marine science, ecology, aquaculture, tourism or hospitality based subjects.
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast has daily interactions with many international visitors and warmly welcomes students from all countries and nationalities.
If you’d like to learn more about any the programs for schools and vacation care groups on offer at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, please contact us on (07) 5458 6226 or you can Book Online.