Dolphin Detectives and Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Program

Dolphin Detectives (Years 3 – 6)

Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Program (Years 7 – 9)

Suitability: Years 3 – 9

Cost: $5 per student (without cruise)

$7.50 per student (with cruise)

Program includes:

  • A facilitated workshop to learn about the Port River dolphins and local environment
  • Time to view the museum’s dolphin exhibition
  • An opportunity to navigate from the top of the Port Adelaide lighthouse
  • A half hour cruise on board the historic Archie Badenoch (optional)

Australian Curriculum Outcomes:

Year 3 Living things can be grouped on the basis

of observable features and can be distinguished

from non-living things.

Year 4 Living things, including plants and animals

depend on each other and the environment

to survive. (Science Understanding)

Year 5 Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions. (Science as a Human Endeavour)
Year 6 The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment. (Science Understanding)
Year 7 Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions (Science Understanding)
Year 8 Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestial resource management

(Science as a Human Endeavour)

Year 9 Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (Science Understanding)