CKNZ School Programme
The Whale Exploration Tour
From the legend of Paikea to Perano Station, this 4 hour learning adventure is a great chance for kids to learn all about Whales!
From the history of whaling to the importance of their conservation in today’s world, students have the rare chance to explore the Perano Whaling Station, meet with an ex whaler (or Department of Conservation specialist) and learn all about whale biology and current conservation initiatives.
The experience begins at the Dolphin Watch & Nature Tours classroom in Picton. Before we board the boat our Education Officer prepares students for the day’s adventure with a short introduction & educational presentation. During the Queen Charlotte Sound cruise and on the way out to Perano Station, students also enjoy the added bonus of learning about the rare and interesting wildlife encountered. Upon arrival at the station, students disembark and break for morning tea by the sea. This is followed by a guided tour learning about the station’s fascinating natural, cultural and economic history.
After hours of fun and learning, it’s time to head for home. Along the way, students discuss their ideas and impressions while completing a variety of conservation based activities.
Whale Exploration Tour~ 24.2.2014
In partnership with Dolphin Watch & Nature Tours we were excited to host our first Whale Exploration Tour! Renwick School kids got to join us as we explored the biodiversity of the Queen Charlotte Sound and the old Perano Whaling Station. A great chance to discover history to help us understand the need for conservation in today's world! We even got to see some sweet little Hector's Dolphins!! Awesome morning!
Whale Exploration Tour~ 4.3.2014
Another fabulous Whale Exploration Tour and what a cool bunch of kids from Renwick School!! Check out those Bottlenose Dolphins as well..AMAZING!!!
Whale Exploration Tour~ 11.3.2014
Another wonderfully enthusiastic class from Renwick School. Fabulous morning with Bottlenose Dolphins, NZ Fur Seals, Seabirds AND meeting a real ex-whaler at the old whale station!
Whale Exploration Tour~ 22.10.2013