Take your classroom outdoors and allow your students to have the most stimulating learning experience possible.
Sea Darwin offers a boat trip in a safe, comfortable fully surveyed and insured vessel on and around the waters of Darwin Harbour. All tours are interactive and include hands on activities as part of marine, historical or environmental interpretation.
Trips can be tailed to class requirements and curriculum needs. Sea Darwin has a pool of staff with qualifications relevant to marine science, history and idigenous culture, and their expertise is complimented with state of the art marine equipment which includes sonar and sounder with an LCD display, hydrophone, ladder for beach loading, and plantkton nets. The MV Snubfin is surveyed for up to 30 people – a perfect size for a class full of enquiring minds. With beach access groups can be picked up and dropped off at Stokes Hill, Vestys, Cullen Bay, Nightcliff or from any boat ramp.
Check out some of the comments from a Middle School Seachange Trip:
Sonja - The trip was cool! I loved seeing all the animals. I learnt there are certain mangroves that fart and you can eat periwinkles.
Elina - The field trip was cool. I learnt there is a lot of food in the mangroves. They get rid of their salt through their leaves.
Nik - I had a good time and learnt fun exciting facts. I learnt about the different mangroves and how you could survive from the food supply in the mangroves.
Davin - The field trip was enjoyable. The dolphin looking me in the eye was a special experience. I learnt that mangroves stink and fart and where we have breakwaters.
A fast boat ride to one of Australia’s most important nesting grounds for flatback turtles. Sea Darwin has Education Kits available to compliment this encounter. Online educational resources also available.
8 hours – evening
An interactive experience around the coastline of Darwin Harbour identifying seachange and its impact on the environment
2 hours – high tide
Mangrove and ecosystem interpretation – flora, fauna and marine dioversity, bush tucker and science. Complimented with the availability of a Mangroves in the Northern Territory Education Kit.
2 hours – day time
Beach volleyball on the sandbar; interpretative boat ride back from the Territory Wildlife Park, or ochre painting, spear throwing, string craft or bush tucker with Traditional owner at Mica Beach.
Bombing of Darwin
A one hour interpretative excursion between Stokes Hill Wharf and East Point. Taking in sites of significant wrecks, monuments, battle stations and gun emplacements. Complimented by Darwin City Council’s Bombing of Darwin secondary school resource.