New learning experiences for kids at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station in time for holidays

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Albany's Historic Whaling Station wildlife attendant Clare Dolphin with brushtail possums.
Camera IconAlbany's Historic Whaling Station wildlife attendant Clare Dolphin with brushtail possums. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

There is something for children of all abilities in the new Children’s University learning experiences these school holidays.

Albany’s Historic Whaling Station has partnered with The University of Western Australia’s Children’s University to become one of the city’s first learning destinations for primary school-aged students.

UWA Children’s University members can complete extra-curricular activities at the whaling station’s wildflower garden and Australian Wildlife Park’s new learning experiences.

Keen kids have been exploring the museum’s extensive exhibits eager to expand their knowledge.

Children’s University project officer Alex Gerrard said it was starting just in time for the school holidays.

Albany's Historic Whaling Station manager Elise van Gorp with some flowering pink boronia.
Camera IconAlbany's Historic Whaling Station manager Elise van Gorp with some flowering pink boronia. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

“We are thrilled to partner with the Albany’s Historic Whaling Station to launch six exciting new wildflower and wildlife learning experiences,” she said.

“Children’s University at UWA is an advocate for creating engaging extracurricular activities that are accessible for all Albany families.

“Community-based activities provide children with outstanding learning experiences, which complement, enrich and deepen the learning they do at school.”

Children’s University encourages learning beyond the classroom, for students aged 7–14 years.

The member students from partnered primary schools can travel to a learning destination of their choice using their “passport to learning”.

Each destination provides learning activities which members of the Children’s University can participate in.

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