The North Haven School Dolphin Ranger Program is open to all interested students in Years 3 to 7. The aims of the program are for students to...
At the start of the year Dolphin Rangers participate in a Training Day. The students in Years 3 to 5 spend a day at the Maritime Museum participating in a range of information sessions and activities including going out on the Archie Badenoch to observe dolphins. Information sessions are run by a range of presenters and have included people from the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and the Australian Marine Wildlife Research and Rescue Organisation (AMWRRO)
Students in Years 6 and 7 have often been Dolphin Rangers for several years so their training day provides activities that extends their knowledge and have a greater focus on learning about the ecosystem in which the dolphins live. Part of their training day is to participate in a kayak tour of the Garden Island mangroves.
During the year students participate in a range of activities including …
Money raised goes towards sponsoring a Port River Dolphin and being a member of AMWRRO. We have also used money raised to support the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Action Group in purchasing a Mascot Costume. Students were involved in naming it ‘Splash’.
North Haven School promotes environmental sustainability with all students through class programs and school activities. Every year each class raises money for the Port River dolphins and the money is donated to AMWRRO, The school also has established an indigenous food trail and a dry wetland, has an air monitoring station and encourages recycling and composting.