All our programs are either tailored to support relevant units within the new curriculum, or as specifically requested by our clients.
Our Tertiary Education programs have been developed for specific units of study within a variety Courses (e.g. Earth Science, Science Education, etc.). We can also tailor programs upon request. The programs involve the exploration of an observatory (excursions), or an exciting interactive PPP (incursions). Students gain an understanding of earth’s place in our solar system. They also learn about the technology that has enabled man to walk on the moon and beyond. These programs are delivered by passionate facilitators with specialist knowledge on earth sciences, astrology and/or astrophysics.
All Tertiary in-class presentations and field trips to observatories come with complimentary assessable work-booklets, which are tailored to the requirements of an institution. Our excursions allow for an in-depth, methodical and structured investigation of the Earth and its place in our solar system. Alternatively, our “Earth and Space” incursion allows students who are unable to participate in a field trip to gain a basic understanding of the Earth and its place in our solar system through a well-designed in-class presentation.
study, we can design a program that is suitable for you.
Below is an example itinerary for a 1-day “Earth and Space” excursion. All excursions packages include the necessary work booklets and equipment.
|13:00||Tour group pick- Second Nature have a fleet of vehicles available to cater for any number of passengers (within reason). We can provide transport to and from institutions and airports|
|13:45||Arrive at destination for Activity session 1 This activity involves a guided exploration of the displays (and possibly exhibits) available at your chosen observatory. Students will learn about the earth’s internal and atmospheric structure, and its position within our solar system.|
|15:15||Activity Session 2 Catch one of the awesome educational shows available at your chosen observatory. Many venues have theatres and/or skydomes for guest entertainment. This means that students can enjoy a unique, virtual experience of the space environment.|
|16:00||Activity Session 3 The students will continue their guided exploration of the displays, with the focus shifting this time to the incredible feats in technology that have allowed mankind to explore space. Some of these technologies will be available for students to view and interact with. This activity can also include a talk from an engineer (for NASA) or other space-related profession.|
|17:00||Activity Session 4 Stargazing on the lawn (or from the observatory). Second Nature can provide telescopes for optimised student viewing. Your guides will supply a commentary highlighting important constellations and other points of interest.|
|18:00||Depart destination, back to institution or airport|
|18:45||Arrive back at institution or airport when required|