Join SEA LIFE educators to discover incredible underwater animals and get involved in practical sustainability initiatives to create healthier oceans for all.
The Department of Education has managed to broker a number of free online interactive sessions for 2017 with the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.
The session dates, times, featured animals and topics are below. These sessions are available via Polycom, Lync or Skype for Business. If you would like to register for the series, or just one session, please click on the register now button below. As each session draws closer we will provide the opportunity for students to ask questions about the featured animals or topic. This can be found below the “Posts” heading. However, the best way to stay abreast of what is happening is to subscribe to the blog and get each post delivered to your inbox.

Session Dates:

Session 01 – Meet the Locals
Thursday 23rd March 2:30-3:10

Session 02 – River to Sea
Thursday 11th May 2:30-3:10

Session 03 – Micro Plastics
Tuesday 20th June 2:30-3:10

Session 04 – Turtle Rescue
Tuesday 8th August 2:30-3:10

Session 05 – Sharks and Rays
Thursday 7th September 2:30-3:10

Session 06 – Penguins
Wednesday 8th November 2:30-3:10

Session 06: Penguins

Date: Wednesday 8th November 2:30-3:10
Feature animals: Penguins
Topic: How are penguins threatened and how can you make a difference?

Register for the whole series of sessions or just for a couple. There will be ways to communicate with Sea Life throughout the program and possibly prizes for schools involved.

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Session 06 – Penguins

The next session is on the 8th of November at 2:30pm, in this session students will be looking at penguins.

SEA LIFE are requesting up to 3 questions per class about penguins, so make sure to choose those questions that experts can answer, but Google cannot. Post your 3 questions in the comments section below before Sunday the 5th of November to have the possibility of asking your questions live during the session.

The SEA LIFE Team are also requesting that you have a pair, or small group of students prepared with the equipment they will need to measure and demonstrate 120cm, so grab a few 30cm rulers, or a measuring tape and get these students to sit near the front of your room in preparation.

See you online soon!

Session 05 – Sharks and Rays

The next session is on the 7th of September at 2:30pm, in this session students will be looking at sharks and rays, whether we should be scared of them and what impact we are having on these animals.

We are requesting questions on the following topics, leave your questions in the comments section before midday on Tuesday the 5th of August to have the possibility of asking your questions live during the session:

  • Sharks and Rays
  • Human impacts on large predators

There will be some requests from the SEA LIFE Team early next week, so keep an eye on your emails.

See you online soon!

Session 04 – Turtle Rescue

The next session is on the 8th of August at 2:30pm, in this session students will be looking at Sea Turtle rescue programs, how SEA LIFE gets these animals back into the wild supporting the sustainability of the species.

We are requesting questions on the following topics, leave your questions in the comments section before midday on Monday the 7th of August to have the possibility of asking your questions live during the session:

  • Threats to sea turtles
  • The turtle rescue program at SEA LIFE
  • General questions about sea turtles

The SEA LIFE team has also requested that prior to the session you assign each student attending one of the following colours. Please divide your class as evenly as possible.

  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Orange
  • Brown
  • Black
  • White
  • Purple
  • Grey

See you online on the 8th!

Session 03 – Micro Plastics

The next session is on the 20th of June at 2:30pm, in this session students will meet a variety of tropical species and we will be discussing the impact of micro plastics and how everyone can help make a difference.

We are requesting questions on the following topics, leave your questions below in the comments section before midday on Monday the 19th of June to have the possibility of asking your questions live during the session:

  • Coral
  • Tropical species including Blue Tang (Dory), Unicorn fish and Hump-headed Maori Wrasse.
  • Plastics and their impacts on oceans

Could all classes please arrive with:

  • Aluminium can
  • Plastic bag
  • Piece of scrap paper
  • Plastic bottle

We look forward to seeing you all online.

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Session 02 – River to Sea

With just one week before the second SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium session it is time to put forward your questions about fresh water turtles, frogs, lungfish or Murray cod by adding comments to this post. Your questions might also be based around freshwater environments, pollution or how SEA LIFE cares for animals.

SEA LIFE has also requested the following:

Please discuss with your students the questions “Do we know any rivers near our school” and have 6 students, each with a 30cm ruler, ready to demonstrate something for your class during the session.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you online next Thursday the 11th of May at 2:30.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Session 01 – Meet the Locals

The first SEA LIFE session is only 2 weeks away so it is time to put your questions to the SEA LIFE experts by adding comments to this post.

The featured animals for this session are:

         

Port Jackson Sharks, Fiddler Rays, and Sea Stars

So think up some questions you would like the SEA LIFE experts to answer about these animals and leave them in the comments section below. If you haven’t already, register to attend this, some or all of the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Sessions for 2017.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Program

We are very pleased to announce the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium program for 2017. All the details can be found on the SEA LIFE Aquarium page, but here is a summary.

Join SEA LIFE educators to discover incredible underwater animals and get involved in practical sustainability initiatives to create healthier oceans for all.

Session Dates:

Session 01 – Meet the Locals
Thursday 23rd March 2:30-3:10
Session 02 River to Sea
Thursday 11th May 2:30-3:10
Session 03 – Micro Plastics
Tuesday 20th June 2:30-3:10
Session 04 – Turtle Rescue
Tuesday 8th August 2:30-3:10
Session 05 – Sharks and Rays
Thursday 7th September 2:30-3:10
Session 06 – Penguins
Wednesday 8th November 2:30-3:10

Register for the whole series of sessions or just for a couple. There will be ways to communicate with Sea Life throughout the program and possibly prizes for schools involved.

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