Mushroom Reef Sanctuary – Rockpools & Clay Sea Creatures

  •  05/01/2024
     9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a morning at Mushroom Reef 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.

Come and join us for an interactive workshop out on the rockpools discovering the magnificent marine life and then head back to create some marine creatures using clay and loose parts.  Our experienced facilitators combine hands on learning, art and mindfulness into our holiday programs so that families have a holistic experience they will never forget.

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. All materials are bought for the craft activities.

Ages: 4 – 10 years (siblings under 14 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.

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