Two student at the school program Your Shipwreck Adventure

Your Shipwreck Adventure

Monday to Friday during school term

Year 2

HASS - History

Facilitated by museum staff

45 minutes per session, rotations for large groups will require a reset period.

Queensland Museum Tropics, Townsville


$7.50 per student
28 students per session

Book in for our facilitated school program Your Shipwreck Adventure where students develop an understanding of maritime archaeology.

Program overview

This facilitated school program introduces students to the field of maritime archaeology through object-based investigation of real and replica artefacts. Students will be guided through key questioning and interpretation skills - simulating an archaeological investigation - before pairing up with a ‘dive buddy’ to go on their own maritime archaeological exploration of a shipwreck.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • know and use key terms and concepts relating to maritime archaeology, archaeology and museums
  • develop questions about archaeological objects relating to their materials, function and the people who made and used them
  • make observations, collect information and data about maritime archaeological objects to inform interpretations about their context and use
  • know the context in which maritime archaeological work occurs
  • understand the role of maritime archaeology in interpreting the past.

School visit information

See our Visit as a school page for information on visiting the museum and booking a group into a program.

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