Teachers: Need extra inspiration for your students this National Science Week? Busselton Jetty has got you covered!
The Busselton Jetty Environment Foundation and Busselton Jetty for Schools program are working to educate young people about our oceans, marine biodiversity, climate change and conservation, creating a new generation of people who are dedicated to protecting and preserving our unique marine environment.
Busselton Jetty is home to one of Australia's greatest artificial reefs, with over 300 marine species living in this unique location.
The Busselton Jetty team is excited to be celebrating National Science Week in 2020 with an in-depth online learning toolbox for primary school teachers, that link directly to the fantastic resources provided by National Science Week with their Deep Blue theme this year.
The not-for-profit organisation has created videos and teacher information for three age groups, K-2, 3-4 and 5-6 with topics that link directly to the National Science Week Teacher Booklet. Videos are filmed in the Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory, 8m below the ocean surface - one of only six observatories in the world!
Busselton Jetty for Schools National Science Week Resources can be found on the busselton Jetty website: www.busseltonjetty.com.au/schools/national-science-week-2020/
We would love to see you and your students participating in National Science Week activities. Send in your most creative photos of your students participating in ocean-themed lessons and activities to go into the running to WIN a Return Train journey for your class on their Solar Powered Electric Train, 1.7km out over the waters of Geographe Bay.
If you can’t make it down to Busselton in person, don’t worry: Busselton Jetty can offer an alternative prize of an exclusive virtual Underwater Observatory tour via Zoom just for your class.
Please email your photo entries to firstname.lastname@example.org and ensure you let us know if we have permission to use the photos for marketing, and on social media.
We are also pleased to be able to welcome schools to the Busselton Jetty for excursions, either as a local school, or one visiting Busselton on a school camp. We have a comprehensive Covid Safety Plan in place including very regular cleaning and sanitising practices. As always, schools receive 10 percent off ticket prices and one free teacher per class for Underwater Observatory Tours and Train rides. School groups continue to be free to walk the Jetty.
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