Excursion Package - Wildlife Rescue (+1 hour Activity)

From AUD $22.00
  • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Hillarys, WA
  • Product code: PQ3C1M

Inspire your students to become ocean guardians with our turtle-boosted Wildlife Rescue Excursion Package, crafted for all ages and lead by our knowledgeable Education team.

What to Expect:

This excursion package includes a 1-hour additional activity which shellabrates the amazing features of turtles! Your students will become experts on everything turtle - from exploring their habitats, to understanding threats to survival and discovering the unique roles they play within ecosystems. Students will examine human impact on ecosystems and also gain practical knowledge on how to save turtles, like what to do if you find a stranded turtle, and how technology and research guide conservation.

Excursion Package Includes:

  • Entry to all of AQWA's exhibits, as per a standard excursion
  • Themed Wildlife Rescue turtle talk by AQWA Education Guide (approx. 15 mins)
  • Meet our rescue turtles*(approx. 15 mins): learn their story, watch a feeding and discover the technology used to tag and monitor released turtles.
  • Take part in a hands-on activity (approx. 20-25 mins): Turtle researcher: use our plush model turtles to collect data, like researchers do in the field! Scan for tags using real equipment, identify species by ID charts and record measurements for size and weight.
  • *FREE brand new copy of The Blue Giant by Katie Cottle per school; a poignant and timely picture book introducing children to the issue of ocean pollution, with ideas to help the world become a better, cleaner place. Keep in your classroom or add to your school library. *While stocks last.

Need To Know:

  • This excursion package is available Monday-Friday during school term.
  • There is a minimum of 15 students to book this package.
  • You can arrive for your Excursion any time from 9am; please nominate your arrival time in the Additional Information section of the booking process.
  • The Wildlife Rescue activity session has a duration of approx. 1 hour. Activity sessions commence at 10.30, 11.30, 12.30 and 1.30.
  • There is a maximum of 32 students (plus up to 6 teachers/helpers) per activity session.
  • For groups 32+, our Education Manager will review your booking and confirm how many activity session you will need and the start time of each session.
  • While each group is partaking in the guided activity session, other groups will be exploring the exhibit areas.

Before Your Excursion:
  • “By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish”. To help prevent this looming prediction from coming true, AQWA has teamed up with Containers for Change and we are asking every student and visitor to bring three 10c marked containers with them to donate to the AQWA Foundation.
  • Get students excited for their excursion by involving them in our Bring 3 For the Sea initiative!
  • This small challenge will support AQWA Foundation's turtle rehabilitation program AND reduce rubbish in the ocean and in landfill.
  • Simply have each student bring 3 eligible containers to donate during your excursion and your school will receive a Certificate of Acknowledgement for helping the AQWA Foundation! When you book an AQWA excursion, we'll even post out a Containers for Change collection bag to start gathering your containers before you visit!
  • *Rescue turtles are often in our care, though this is not guaranteed. No turtles at the moment? That's actually great! It means no sick or injured turtles are requiring our help. We still have a resident loggerhead turtle to meet in the Shipwreck Coast and this program can be modified to include an alternative animal feeding.