What’s on the beach? What gets washed up and what shouldn’t be there? This is a chance for students to investigate objects on the beach – natural and unnatural – and identify ways that they can contribute to sustainable coastal areas
|Year level||0 to 4|
|Curriculum level||1 to 3|
|Availability||Year-round (tide dependant)|
|Times||9.30am to 11.30am, or
12.30pm to 2.30pm
|Sites||Spencer Park Beach
North New Brighton Beach
New Brighton Beach
South New Brighton Beach
|Number of students||Maximum of 35|
Natural items and things made by people, litter and its effects on the environment, caring for our beaches.
Students will take part in a scavenger hunt to find things on the beach and then decide whether their finds should be at the beach.
They will spend time thinking about how some of those items have made it to the beach, how they could have an affect on coastal creatures and the various ways we can all help to care for our coastal areas.
They will take these ideas and create a huge message in the sand to share with other beach-goers.
Students may be able to:
|Learning area||Strands||Curriculum level||Achievement objectives|
|Science||Nature of science||1 to 3||
|Science||Living world||1 to 3||
|Health and physical education||Personal health and physical development||1 and 2||
|Health and physical education||Healthy communities and environments||1 and 2||
|The Arts||Visual Arts||1 and 2||
|Mathematics and statistics||Statistics||1 and 2||
"Pre-visit communication was excellent...park staff informative, enthusiastic, related extremely well to the age group, maintained interest and promoted enthusiasm. Curriculum objectives well met" – Teacher, Year 1