Stars of The Sea School Incursions | Reptile Encounters

Stars Of The Sea

In this amazing show, children will get their hands wet learning about our fascinating marine life. Explore the rockpools and find out why sea urchins have such sharp spines, how pufferfish puff up and why the male seahorse is such an amazing dad! Discover what lives in our very own Port Phillip Bay; sea stars, elephant snails, sea urchins, octopus, seahorse, spider crabs, puffer fish, stingrays, and even a Port Jackson shark. As much fun as a day at the beach!

Animals

Blue-ringed Octopus - Despite it’s small size this shy creature is one of the world’s deadliest marine animals.

Porcupine Fish - This cute, but poisonous, type of Puffer Fish can inflate itself to almost double its size.

Banjo Ray - This type of guitarfish is often found scavenging crabs from fish traps.

Port Jackson Shark - Has sharp teeth at the front of the mouth and flat teeth at the back, just like humans.

Topics Covered

Preschool

  • Children will learn about where these animals like to live, how they move and what they feel like to touch!
  • Discussion is based around body shapes, colour and texture.

Primary School

  • Where do these marine creatures live? How do different animals adapt to their environment? How have changes in the environment affected the survival of species.
  • Learn about life cycles and how animals and plants are dependant upon one another. What is the difference between predators and prey? How do these animals protect themselves in the wild?
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