Sea kayaking is the ultimate way to explore Victoria's rich marine and coastal habitats. Our staff have a passion for natural environments and encouraging students to become active custodians of coastal habitats.


VCE Unit 1-4 Outdoor Education Delivery

East Coast have developed a unique program to facilitate teaching staff deliver VCE level Outdoor education units 1-4.  This comprehensive program utilizes Sea Kayaks to fulfill the curriculum requirements in a real environment giving the students a unique opportunity to experience and practice the content of these units within the local Melbourne environment and its water ways.

East Coast Kayaking provides teachers an adventure based platform to teach Outdoor & Environmental studies, Units 1-4. We offer a location specific study plan that includes student focus tasks and a comprehensive teacher’s reference guide. All paddling locations can be strongly linked to all four units of the curriculum. In addition to this staff are offered a complimentary place on our sea starter courses to develop their own skills and gain qualifications!

Students will participate in:

  • Learning & awareness of the environment
  • Experimental learning-based Field trips
  • Factors that impact on the environment
  • Environmental management, Commercial development and Risk assessments
  • Relevant learning and knowledge activities to fulfill their unit Requirements
  • Victoria Certificate of Education

Venue: 

Pt Phillip Bay, Western Port, Wilsons Promontory, Nooramunga Marine Sanctuary, Snake Island, Gippsland Lakes District

Inclusions:

  • $10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance cover
  • 2 East Coast Kayaking staff
  • Complementary 2 day Sea Starters Course for staff to explore and develop their own development (value $300.00)
  • Guidance / Instruction for small to large groups.
  • Participating school staff are not charged
  • Kayaks and safety gear
  • Paddling Jackets
  • Teaching resource kit including videos, photographs, and lesson plans and covers areas of local history and changes in the natural environment. This can be provided prior to the session as a tool for in classroom follow up or precursor to the session.

East Coast Kayaking provides teachers an adventure based platform to teach Outdoor & Environmental studeis, Units 1-4. We offer a location specific study plan that includes student focus tasks and a comprehensive teacher’s reference guide. All paddling locations can be strongly linked to all four units of the curriculum.

Students will participate in:

  • Learning & awareness of the environment
  • Experimental learning-based Field trips
  • Factors that impact on the environment
  • Environmental management, Commercialisation and Risk assessments
  • Relevant learning and knowledge activities to fullfill their unit requirements

Outdoor & Environmental Studies - UNITS 1-4

East Coast Kayaking offers a range of outdoor programs and activities that will aid teachers to deliver their specific Units-based studies, in such places as the Yarra River, Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, Sandringham and Western Port Bay. If you would like a more customised program, we can personalise a program to suit your needs.

 

Unit 1

In this unit, we look at the issues of:

  • Technology & change
  • Individual outdoor experience
  • Risk and response to dangers
  • Historical and technological changes for individuals

Our 'on-the-water' program will explore areas such as the Yarra River, Sandringham Beach and the Melbourne's Bayside to study these important issues.

Unit 2

In this unit, we look at understanding the natural environment, and changes to nature and the result of human impact with nature. This includes location-specific kayak water activities to study:

  • Environmental impacts in the area
  • Prevention of erosion on the landscape
  • Rubbish and pollution management
  • Visiting selected locations that will reveal environmental action, such as
    • Erosion management strategies
    • Outdoor signage and
    • Identifying coastal reference points

Unit 3

In this unit, we look at the relationship with the natural environment, including indigienous & non-indigienous peoples such as the Aborigines, European settlement, historical periods of the Gold rush and Federation, environmental movements and the commercialisation of the outdoors. This includes:

  • Exploring ship wreck sites such as HMS Cerberus
  • Visiting Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary to understand environmental movements and commercialisation of the outdoors

Unit 4

In this unit, we base our sea kayaking adventure 'on-the-water' program around Ricketts Point and other similar locations. In this program, we learn about:

  • Historical significance of the area
  • The changes in use over time
  • Development and commercialisation
  • Local businesses and operators, and
  • Economic changes as a result of development

Teacher Skills Training

As part of our commitment to enhancing school programs all partner TAFE staff are invited to attend a complimentary Sea Starter Course (value to $300 - two day course)


Student Briefing

On all overnight trips we offer a complimentary briefing for your students at school. Our staff can brief students on gear requirements, tides, weather and campcraft prior to their excursion.


Canoe & Kayak Purchases

Through our retail outlet, The Kayak Shop, we offer great deals on 'Dagger' craft. Ask us for advice on a fleet to suit your needs.