Journeys of Enlightenment School Program
During the 18th century France was at the centre of a new, scientific way of looking at the world around us. This time became known as the Age of Enlightenment. Scientists were curious about what countries lay in southern latitudes, what resources they had, and if the oceans were connected.
Experience the Journeys of Enlightenment exhibition and follow in the wake of the great French explorers and scientists who explored our Australian coast. See the recently discovered bottle and coin that prove Western Australia was claimed by the French in 1772. Decipher bottled messages, handle an ancient French coin, see precious maps, use navigation gear, scientifically classify specimens and draw the amazing animal and plant species the explorers encountered. Find out what life on board and ashore would have been like for these brave men and women of discovery.
This program is relevant to the following Learning Areas and Outcomes:
Art - Art Skills and Processes
English – Listening; Speaking
Science – Earth and Beyond; Life and Living
Society and Environment – Time, Continuity and Change; Culture; Place and Space; Resources
Time: 1.75 hours
Years 5 and up
Venue: Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay
Please advise if special disability access is required
For information and bookings call 9431 8455
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