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EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Please contact us to discuss our Covid-safe procedures. We offer online options for all existing programs which can be tailored to suit your focus and requirements.

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DRI’s qualified education team members know the effort it takes to plan and run a successful education program for a group – because we’ve all done it during our teaching careers! We make it easy for you; you can be sure that your group will come away amazed, excited and enthused – no matter what their age.

Our programs about Victoria’s living marine treasures are run where you want them. We have both incursions and excursions. Talk to our team to find the best ones for you. By supporting the DRI through our education programs, you are also, in an active and tangible way, supporting all living marine treasures for the future. Thank you.

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KINDERGARTEN/EARLY YEARS

These programs are a fun way for youngsters to learn about their marine environment. Hands-on involvement and seeing where the rubbish goes down the ‘magic drain’ is amazing. Young children ‘see’ that all drains do lead to the sea and what they drop on the ground really does affect dolphins and all our living marine treasures. Rock pools can also be explored as well – either get wet outside, or do it inside. It’s up to you and your group. Everyone comes away happy, enthused and satisfied. At our centre in Hastings, we can host ages from 4 to 94. Our theatre comfortably seats up to 60 people, is fully air-conditioned and wheel-chair accessible. Plus, we have ample, free, off-street parking (very coach friendly).

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PRIMARY SCHOOLS

All programs incorporate the new Victorian Curriculum from Foundation to Level 6. Our fully-qualified educators have current first aid qualifications and meet police checks/working with children requirements. We know how important it is for you, and your school community, to know that your students will have an exciting, worthwhile, engaging, safe and value-for-money experience with DRI. We guarantee that your students will return to the classroom enthused and motivated! At our centre in Hastings, we can host ages from 4 to 94. Our theatre comfortably seats up to 60 people and is fully air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. Plus, we have ample, free, off-street parking (very coach friendly).

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SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Our programs are easily tailored to meet the curriculum needs of individual schools. The DRI Education Officers are fully qualified and have close to one hundred years of teaching experience between them. We know the pressures on teachers to provide a safe, value-for-money excursion that leaves students enthused, engaged and raring to learn more. Whether it’s an excursion or an incursion, DRI knows how to engage, motivate, and inspire.  At our centre in Hastings, we can host ages from 4 to 94. Our theatre comfortably seats up to 60 people, and is fully air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. Plus, we have ample, free, off-street parking (very coach friendly).

ADULT/COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Suitable for Probus, Rotary, community groups etc. The programs that our educators put on for community groups always start with a bang! Video footage begins on the wide-screen in our theatre showing some of Victoria’s living marine treasures. These are images you will have not seen before, as they are from DRI’s researchers and supporters. For an hour, see and learn about the amazing underwater creatures of Western Port and Port Phillip. Often the comment we hear after the program is “Well, I didn’t know that, and I’ve lived here for years.”  At our centre in Hastings, we can host ages from 4 to 94. Our theatre comfortably seats up to 60 people, is fully air-conditioned and wheel-chair accessible. Plus, we have ample, free, off-street parking (very coach friendly). Next door to us in the Hastings marina is a bar and bistro, and nearby a cafe. Groups can easily make a day of it on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

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MAP OF PROGRAM SITES

Download a map of our main program sites. It shows our Hastings centre, Balnarring Beach and Jacks Beach, Crib Point.

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SINGLE AND COMBINATION PROGRAM OPTIONS

School Holiday Programs

Mangrove Explorers All Ages

Whale out of Water

Victoria’s Living Marine Treasures

Rockpool & Beach Explorers

Don’t Pee in my Pool! Senior Years

Don’t Pee in my Pool! Junior Years

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