9:30 am - 11:30 am
Join us for a morning at Mushroom Reef Marine Santuary Marine Sanctuary as we learn, discover and create magic at the rockpools! Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary is a beautiful rockpool oasis located in Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula famous for its diversity of marine life, including sheltered rock pools, coves and a shallow reef on the ocean side as well as sandstone rock platforms extending from the shore. The reefs and rocks are home to diverse marine life, thanks to the ‘micro-habitats’ formed in the cracks and crevices of ancient basalt and seagrass meadows in the surrounding seabed. These unique underwater landscapes allow many different marine creatures to live close together.
we will spend the morning out on the rockpools, discovering the magnificent marine life, playing games and then getting creative making your own clay marine sea creatures to take home! With a low tide, the kids will start off with a marine scavenger hunt and learn all about the fascinating creatures at Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary. They will enjoy some marine-focused nature craft activities on return and find out how they can help protect our marine life.
Our program has been developed to give your child optimum opportunity to engage in hand son learning with experienced facilitators. Research clearly shows that the more time your child spends in nature, the better they are prepared for school, both physically and emotionally.
Your workshop facilitator is Nina, an early childhood educator and kindy facilitator.
As a protected marine sanctuary, we want to do our bit to help protect the marine life and clean up any plastic we find so we ask you to tread carefully and be gentle on the rock pools, remove nothing and please wear soft shoes on the platforms and reefs. If you see any rubbish then please pick it up or let us know as we always take a bin to collect and clean the sanctuary.
Ages: 3.5 – 10 years (siblings under 12 months are welcome to attend for free although young siblings are not advised to come due to the slippery rocks).
*Parents are responsible for their children at all times.