Museum in a Box - Life on the Seashore

Museum in a Box® is available for set three week loan periods and can be sent to any educational institution across Australia.

Museum in a Box - Life on the Seashores

Museum in a Box - Life on the Seashores
Photographer: James King © Australian Museum

The seashore is the narrow coastal strip where the land meets the sea. There are three main types of seashores - sandy shores, rocky coasts and mangroves. Seashores are some of the most varied environments on Earth. They are continually submerged and exposed by the rise and fall of the tide. The harshness of seashore environments affects not only which animals and plants can live there, but also how those that do live there behave to survive. Sandy shores, rocky coasts and mangroves are studied in the box.

Box Contents:

  • Rocky Shore diorama
  • Marine Wetland diorama
  • Sandy Shore panel
  • Animal Life In a Tide pool video
  • Sea shore life game
  • Books
  • Posters
  • Fact sheets
  • Information panels


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