COMING SOON - Term 2, 2020


Investigating Sustainability – Ocean Science and Health 

This new program uses the museum’s world class education collection, Pyrmont Bay location and cutting edge technology to investigate and explore ocean science and how to create a sustainable future for the blue planet. 

The program uses Task Based Learning and the latest in museum education and technology to provide highly engaging activities mapped to the NSW and Australian curriculum delivered face-to-face on-site by our teacher-qualified and highly-experienced museum educators. 

Key questions investigated on the program include: 
What lives in our oceans? What are the biggest threats to our oceans? How can humankind best overcome these threats?

Subjects and Stages:

Science Stage 2 – Stage 4 / K-12 Cross Curriculum Priority - Sustainability

NSW Curriculum Links

SC4-2VA, SC4-8WS, SC4-13ES, SC4-17CW, SC4-7WS, SC4-11PW

Australian Curriculum Links


Program Units

Explore and Investigate on the Sea Science Pontoon
What lives in our oceans? Evolution including food chains and food webs and an analysis of the ocean’s natural filters.

What are the biggest threats to our oceans? Explore problems of marine plastics (macro and micro).

- Remote Technology e.g. ROVs
- Alternative Energy e.g. Wharf 7 Solar Panel System, solar panel on First Lady and solar sailor in Wharf 7, compare Nawi and 'Fastest Boat in Australia'. 
- Sustainable Fishing e.g. comparing Ghost Nets to Eora fishtraps.
- Man-made Habitats e.g. Reef Balls  
- Activism - exhibitions e.g. Elysium Artic and On Sharks and Humanity.

Price: $20 per student. 

Teachers and supervising adults visit FREE of charge within the ratios specified in Plan Your School Visit. Additional adults will be charged the student rate.

More information
• A supervisor/student ratio of 1:15 applies.
Duration and start/finish times: contingent upon student numbers and will be arranged and explained during booking.
Breaks: you're welcome to take recess or lunch at the museum before or after the program, but mid-program breaks must be arranged at time of booking.
Entry to exhibitions and vessels: all bookings include FREE entry to museum exhibitions and HMAS Vampire, time permitting. All other vessels require pre-booking. A supervisor/student ratio of 1:15 applies on HMAS Vampire.