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Marineland

Marineland of the 1960s was a big hit with dolphins and sea-lions performing tricks to delighted audiences. Over time, attitudes changed towards animal welfare and using animals as entertainment. Marineland took the role as a sanctuary for healing sick marine mammals, but closed in 2008. Tamariki will explore the exhibition and consider how and why people's attitudes changed. We will discuss how students can undertake kaitiakitanga by considering current animal welfare issues in their communities. The session concludes with students creating a collaborative art work.

Learning Areas and Strands: Social Sciences, Local History

Duration: 1.5 hours

Suitable for: Year 3 - 6

Availability: Begins Term 4, 2022. 

Cost (per student): $2.50 

Based in the museum classroom, your students will:

  • Learn about Marineland and animal welfare issues

  • Visit the Marineland exhibition to learn about what was happening at Marineland and how things changed over time

  • Create a Marineland inspired art piece

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