Students from Cooinda, Treendale and Child Side primary schools celebrated National Science Week with a range of activities at the Dolphin Discovery Centre on Tuesday.

The event was a combined effort from the Dolphin Discovery Centre, GreenTeach, Leschenault Catchment Council and South West Science Council to get young people excited about science.

While some students were learning about food chain dynamics, others were getting up close and personal with stick insects and giant cockroaches brought in by Perth-based wildlife entomologists David and Fleur Knowles.

A fish dissection took place on the rooftop where Dolphin Discovery Centre fish expert Kylie Evans taught students about the anatomy of a fish.

Students also had the opportunity to experience the ‘Sea and Me’ education tour in the interpretive centre.

Students gained an understanding of what makes the Leschenault Estuary such a unique natural wonder.