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Celebrate SeaWeek with a Marine Biologist! (Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5)
Join a whale researcher to celebrate the deep blue with 45 minutes of sea-themed fun!
‘Tis the time for embracing dreams of sailing the sea, mermaids and sea monsters, flying fish and dolphins, whales and tails and giant sea snails! Come along for 45 minutes of ocean explosion with a biologist who studies whale poop – learn how whales help maintain the marine ecosystem, where mermaid myths come from, and what’s happening in our oceans right now!
SeaWeek is a brilliant time to reconnect with the ocean ecosystem and remind ourselves of the impact it has on our life on earth. The marine environment faces many layers of impact from us as humans, but bit by bit, each of us as individuals can take thoughtful steps to do our part in safeguarding it.
This virtual incursion will bring us together to celebrate the beauty of the sea, with room to explore any burning questions about the ocean and its creatures, learn some fun facts, engage in sea-themed activities, hear about whale research, and gain insights into the current state of our oceans.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Arludo
Live Event - Scheduled
Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
Science and Tech » Working Scientifically and Design and Production » Living World
Aashi is a PhD candidate in the environmental DNA lab at Macquarie University. She is studying whales through their poop – extracting DNA from faecal samples to learn about the whales, their prey and their gut bacteria! When not hunched up in the lab or busy at life, Aashi enjoys teaching herself the cello and eating cookies and cream ice cream, but not at the same time.
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Technology and Materials Requirements
This virtual excursion will run via Zoom. A device with internet connectivity with the capability of streaming video is required.
Attendees can choose to have their cameras enabled or disabled, but all microphones will be muted.
The virtual excursion will include a live presentation and time for a Q&A. Questions can either be submitted as part of your DART booking form or in the Zoom chat.
All student participants must be supervised by a teacher or parent/guardian for this virtual excursion.