Grade four learners from Zerilda Park Primary School were treated to a memorable day of marine education at the Save Our Seas Shark Centre on Thursday the 18th of October.
After a short indoor lesson on the fascinating intertidal zone of the rocky shores, the learners enthusiastically explored the colourful pools at Dalebrook Beach, opposite the Shark Centre.
Many of these children visit the area on weekends, so it was great to be able to provide them with the opportunity to learn more about these amazing animals. As the tide came in and appetites grew, the learners were treated to lunch back at the Centre. Once appetites were satiated and with renewed energy, the grade four learners bounced upstairs for an interactive lesson on sharks.
As the lesson progressed and knowledge was built, it was interesting to see how the children’s questions changed from the “will it bite you?” kind of enquiry, to ones of a more probing, thoughtful nature. Armed with more accurate information about sharks, the grade four learners left with a serious homework task: to go out there and teach others what they learned at the Shark Centre!
Many thanks to the Earthchild project, which was kind enough to support this outing by providing transport to and from the Shark Centre.