Our marine educators arrive with fascinating live marine animals, artefacts, games and information, blending ‘hands on’ interaction with science and humour.
We visit children, early education centres, schools and events all over South East Queensland, from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane and Gold Coast - wherever our education vans will take us.
Our mobile incursions have been imprinting a sense of ownership and protectiveness of our oceans in the students we teach since 2006.
Read on to learn about how our programs will suit you. Visit our website for fun information, resources or to book online.
We can’t wait to bring the sea to you!
Our Ocean Life Discovery Program is an interactive touch and learn session introducing early learners to creatures from the ocean, with live marine creatures to touch as well as shells and pictures and games to interact with.
Our school programs cover all year levels from P-6 right through to senior high school. From Classification to the Water Cycle, Habitats to Lifecycles and Adaptations as wells as Human Impact, our science incursion will perfectly compliment your marine studies or biology classes.
Our programs are designed to provide direct links to the Australian National Curriculum and C2C Science classroom units. We can even tailor a program specific to your unit theme or join you on a Beach Walk or excursion!
Our holiday programs include a 1 hour session and are designed to provide OSHC centres with affordable, fun and interesting vacation care initiatives throughout the school holidays. Visit our website for current programs available!
From birthday parties to conferences, public events to university open days and school excursions and days-out – we’re always interested to hear about your special event.
We can provide live marine displays, host workshops, give a guest lecture or take your students on a guided tour to discover coastal mysteries in their natural habitats.
Sound like fun?
Book your Ocean Life Education incursion online at www.oceanlifeeducation.com.au or phone 07 5443 8545.
I booked a visit from Ocean Life Education to complement an introductory marine biology unit for a year 11 Marine Science course. The Oceanlife session provided my students with real-life, hands-on experience observing the various classes of echinoderms. Richard’s easy-going, humorous dialogue reinforced previous classroom learning; added depth and breadth to my students’ understanding of structural and behavioral adaptations; and provided some levity before an upcoming practical exam.
I highly recommend an Oceanlife Education visit to all Marine Science teachers.
Clontarf Beach State High School (Yr 11)
On behalf of my Year 4 class, I would like to sincerely thank you for the wonderful presentation you gave us last Wednesday afternoon. Your professionalism, enthusiasm, vibrancy and love for what you do enabled the students to experience something different and special. The content and resources you bought along were most engaging and the students haven’t stopped talking about the special ocean creatures that became their friends.
A superb and very worthwhile visit.
Donna Jacks, Teacher
St Joachim’s School, Holland Park (Year 4)
This is a very well organised program which has been thoughtfully designed to fully engage all participants, regardless of the number of children. The presenters are knowledgeable, professional and respectful while also making the program interesting and fun for the children. I highly recommend this hands-on learning opportunity for providers of early childhood programs.
Jodie Thompson, Director
Little e’s Kindergarten Emmanuel
We will imprint in every Australian a sense of ownership and protectiveness of our oceans, and together we will lead the world in the changes necessary for a healthy planet.
From $7.50 per child (early learning programs)
From $8.50 per student (school programs)
*Minimum rates apply
Richard Coward - Director of Education
Richard’s incredible passion for the marine environment and his vibrant personality allow him to educate and inspire children and adults to care for the ocean and its inhabitants.
Richard has extensive experience managing exhibits in local and overseas aquariums, working with sharks, seals, penguins, turtles, sea jellies, fish, octopus and invertebrates to name a few. He has been involved in research projects such as buoyancy syndrome turtle research, shark research and breeding programs as well as whale rescue.
Richard’s knowledge has been reported on the Totally Wild television series and various news broadcasts. As a father of three children he enjoys the fascination sea animals bring to young minds.