Field trips are a great way for kids to get involved with what they’re learning and engage with the material in a more meaningful and relevant way. Field trips can spark more discovery and help students discover lifelong passions. For Australian teachers, there are a few unforgettable field trips you can plan for your students—while resting easy knowing that they are still learning!
Southland Fish Supplies Factory Tour
Sustainability and ocean conservation has been a huge topic in classes over the last few years. There are so many lessons full of rich information but visiting these places in real life can have a lasting impact. This tour will take your students around the factory, where they can learn about modern fish processing and watch it happen in action!
Schedule A Whale Watching Tour
The Sapphire Coast offers plenty of spots to watch the Humpback Whales on their yearly migration. This makes for an excellent day trip with a class and will create memories that last a lifetime. Eden and Merimbula are two popular spots for whale watching in Sapphire Coast. Students can learn about different types of marine wildlife and identify the types of animals they see on their trip. Aside from humpback whales, your students might be able to spot fur seals, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, sea eagles, penguins, and much more.
Head to the Killer Whale Museum
If you’re whale watching in Eden, you may as well combine it with a similar activity—the Killer Whale Museum. This nearly century-old museum is a great peek into the history of whaling. There are some great “hands-on” activities and interesting exhibits peppered throughout the museum. For little archaeologists, be sure to check out the Killer Whale skeleton while in the museum! This can be a great art activity for the kids.
Go on an Oyster Tour
Oysters are a big hit in Sapphire Coast towns, but there is so much more than just shucking an oyster. There are tours that focus on the agriculture aspects of the farms, the local farm-to-table routes, and the general history of oyster farming.
The Sapphire Coast offers some excellent opportunities for your students to get out into the world and enquire and engage with their surrounding environment. When learning happens outside of the classroom, it creates many more pathways for your students to explore and enjoy the material. These real-life experiences help them better internalize information better than any textbook can offer.