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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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We're Open 7 Days!
Open daily 9.30am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
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Ocean Teens Education

HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION

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Ocean Teens is an educational programme provided by SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium tailored for young adult learning. Develop your high school students' passion for our oceans through the exploration of our underwater world. Ocean Teens allows students to learn from a wealth of experience with our marine specialists' expertise and getting a guide to marine careers after school. We provide the choice of either a Semi-Guided Tour or a Classroom Session to best suit your particular group’s requirements. The session will focus specifically on ONE of the Ocean Teens Topics listed below that you opt for.

Classroom Session

The 45-minute Classroom Session involves an educational presentation from one of our dedicated Marine Educators in our School Room, where students are encouraged to explore and imagine. Students learn about responsible fishing, sustainability issues and engage in a show-and-tell with authentic animal artefacts. Your group will then embark on a Self-Directed tour around the highlights of the aquarium to view sharks, stingrays, turtles and penguins.

Semi-Guided Tour

One of our Marine Educators will guide your class around the devoted aquarium areas on an exclusive 45 minutes tour focusing on your Ocean Teens Topic of choice! An authentic marine artefacts show-and-tell is also available at the conclusion of the tour.

HIGH SCHOOL TOPICS

OUR OCEANS, YOUR FUTURE: CAREERS 
Learn from experience with our marine team - a guide to marine careers after school.

MARINE MORPHOLOGY: ADAPTIONS
Taking a closer look at the adaptions and body systems necessary for life in the ocean. (Biology 2.3, 3.3 & 3.4. EFS 3.2)

BODIES IN THE OCEAN: ADAPTIONS 
Investigate the adaptions and body systems of marine species.

Introduction to ocean composition, circulation and the carbon cycle. (ESS 3.4)

Discover what makes animals tick, how we can use that to enhance their lives and why its important.

ANTARCTICA: HABITAT
Discover Earths harshest habitat - Antarctica! How animals can survive the cold....

HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW: CONSERVATION 
A look at extinction and what this means. Identifying threats as well as solutions.

Ocean Youth at SEA LIFE is an engaging programme aimed at teens who want to get involved in the many aspects of marine conservation and animal care whilst developing valuable skills and meeting like-minded people. Young ocean-loving leaders will have the opportunity to create and collaborate on projects that will help our oceans survive and thrive into the future. They'll also learn valuable transferable skills and have opportunities to volunteer for the many events and activities at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

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Excursion admission type  Price per person Details
Teacher previsit scouting   FREE Complementary preliminary scouting visit provided for planning excursions. 24 hours advance notice required. 
Self-directed high school student $12.50 High school students aged 13 - 18 years old inclusive on a self-guided visit. All abilities.

High school student with classroom session or semi-guided tour

$15.00 High school students aged 13 - 18 years old inclusive on a semi-guided tour or classroom session. All abilities.
Teacher/supervisor  FREE  1 free teacher or adult supervisor per 6 students
Additional teacher/supervisor $31.00 Extra teacher or adult supervisor in addition to the free ratio listed above.
Disabled carer FREE 1 free disabled carer per 1 disabled high school student.

 

All documents must be signed by the relevant parties and brought with you on the day of your visit.

Click here to download all you need to know about your excursion

Click here to download the Behaviour Contract

Click here to download the Parent Helper agreement 

Click here to download the RAMS form

 

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CONTACT DETAILS: 

For education enquiries, please call +64 9 531 5157 or email learn@kellytarltons.co.nz.

Ocean Youth Programme

The Ocean Youth Programme builds tomorrow's leaders and change makers to conserve and protect our oceans. Ocean Youth is all about gaining skills and implementing solutions to some of the big, hairy issues our oceans face and influencing others to do it too. For more information, please visit: http://www.oceanyouth.org/

To apply, please email: learn@kellytarltons.co.nz

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