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Early Childhood Education Programs

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Ocean Tots is SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium for education program for early learning. Ocean Tots uses play to explore the underwater world for young children, fostering a love of discovery and investigation to help young students develop skills to set them up for a lifetime of successful learning.

We provide the choice of one of the Ocean Tots topics listed below to suit your groups’ requirements. The session involves 30-45 minutes of learning activities in our education room with one of our marine educators. Students are encouraged to explore and imagine through puppet shows and a show-and-tell of authentic animal artefacts. Your group will then embark on a self-directed visit around the highlights of the aquarium, getting hands-on in our rockpools and viewing sharks, stingrays, turtles, and penguins.

Program Pricing

Preschool Classroom Session or Guided Tour $15.00
FREE Preschool teacher ratio 1:3
Additional teacher/adult supervisor $31.00
Clown Trigger Fish

Amazing Oceans

During this session your marine educator will use a multi-media presentation (complete with videos and a sing-along!) coupled with authentic marine artefacts to engage and inspire your class. By completing this session students will:

  • Learn about a range of marine animals and the difference between them.
  • Understand that animals act in different ways and why.
  • Be able to talk about how an underwater environment is different from other environments.
  • Build self-confidence by trying new things.
  • Help develop communication and language skills through listening and speaking.

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Clown Anemonefish

Jim and Friends Puppet Show

What better way to engage your class than with a puppet-show? Join Jim as he explores the ocean and makes a few friends along the way. Coupled with a show-and-tell session with authentic marine artefacts, this is an engaging, fun and informative session your students will love! By completing this session students will:

  • Learn about a range of marine animals and the special features of these animals.
  • Be able to identify different marine animals.
  • Build self-confidence through trying new thing.
  • Help develop communication and language skills through listening and speaking.
  • Understand that there are different marine environments and that different animals live in these.

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Anja Rockpool

Rockpool Exploration

During this session students will take a closer look at rock pools and the animals that live there. By using a multi-media presentation, interactive activities as well as authentic marine artefacts – students will never look at the rocky shore the same way again!

By completing this session students will:

  • Be able to identify the rocky shore ecosystem.
  • Be able to recognise and identify some of the animals that live at the rocky shore.
  • Understand some of the threats faced by animals living on the rocky shore.
  • Build self-confidence by trying new things.
  • Help develop communication and language skills through listening and speaking.
  • Develop problem-solving skills through play.

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