If you’ve never been on a whale watching trip with your kids, now is the time to do so. It is one of the most exciting activities you can do in Sydney. Catching a glimpse of the mighty humpback whale is something you will never forget. Humpbacks are curious creatures which makes whale and human interactions so thrilling. Here are some of the benefits of bringing your kids whale watching.
Learning About Nature
Sydney whale watching is the perfect way to teach kids about the ocean and all the important sea creatures that live there. As you make your trip from the shore to some of the best viewing sites off the coast, you can teach children about the importance of marine animals and how we continue to damage their environment with pollution. When kids understand about habitat protection, they’ll be much better equipped to help these beautiful animals as they get older.
Bringing kids on a whale watching tour allows them to forge a bond and this often leads to the children getting involved in conservation projects on a personal, local and regional stage. Humpback whales are emblems for promoting awareness of endangered species and for the importance of habitat protection on a wider scale.
Developing Educational Programmes
There are many ways to develop educational programmes and what better way to promote awareness than to forge links between whale watching tour operators and local schools and communities. It gets kids involved in programmes and teaches them about the importance of whales in the eco-system. The moment a kid sets their eyes on a young humpback whale swimming alongside their mother, they’ll be hooked for life. A classroom is a good place to start, but nothing is better than seeing these magnificent creatures in the wild.
Getting kids to learn at home or in a classroom has its limitations. You can only do so much to keep them engaged and interested in the subject you are trying to teach. Whale watching tours offer a unique environment for learning, nothing keeps children quite engaged as being out on the sea searching for a real-life humpback whale. They aren’t just learning about it in a book or on TV, they get to see the animal in person. While they observe the whales in the wild, you can transmit factual information and dispel myths.
While watching the whales, you can make your own documentary about the animals and post it to your social media site. Your film can raise awareness while attracting viewers to your personal site. You get the opportunity to work on a documentary that could change people’s views on whales and the environment.
Whale watching isn’t just about catching a boat and going to see humpback whales as they migrate north or make their way home to the Antarctic. These trips can be used to educate kids about the importance of marine conservation. Watching whales in their natural habitat is a magnificent experience and a great way to impart knowledge to kids of all ages.