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Two Oceans Aquarium to introduce educational online sessions

The Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation recently introduced ‘Ocean Fun-atics’; a fun online educational programme that is filled with fun facts about marine animals.

Two Oceans Aquarium to introdu

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The Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation is excited to introduce a brand-new offering for their younger fans in Grades 1 to 3. The aquarium is also launching a Marine Biobasics online course for any senior high-schooler, university student or young adult who are interested in a detailed introduction in marine biology.

About the Ocean Fun-atics series for kids

Ocean Fun-atics is a series of live sessions that are filled with fun facts about marine animals. Each day will feature a different topic, such as how animals play hide and seek, animals and their different homes, and how you can tell a shark and fish apart.

According to a blog post shared by the aquarium, the teleconferencing service Zoom will be used to connect with a maximum of 20 children at a time.

“Educators Wandiswa, Bianca and Chanelle will keep the kids entertained with pictures, actions, songs, and arts and crafts. Catch the Ocean Fun-atics series from Monday to Friday. You can sign up for all five sessions, or just one or two.”

Course details:

  • Dates: 13 to 17 July or 27 to 31 July 2020
  • Duration: 45-minute sessions Monday to Friday
  • Format: Zoom
  • Live sessions: 09:00 every day
  • Cost: R60 per session or R300 for all five, per child

This course only has capacity for 20 children per session, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Programme for each session:

  • Introduction (5-10 minutes)
  • Activity (20 minutes)
  • Q&A and conclusion (10 minutes)

Daily topics:

  • Monday – Rock pool animals
  • Tuesday – Animal homes and habitats
  • Wednesday – Turtles and tortoises
  • Thursday – Sharks
  • Friday – Wild animals and camouflage

Marine Biobasics course: a foundation in marine biology

This will be a more in-depth look at most of the marine animal phyla, from single-celled protists, all the way to mammals, and an overview of marine algae, seaweeds and plants. This will be based on the brand new South African high school subject Marine Sciences, launched as a pilot subject this year and entirely written and compiled by Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation staff.

Course details:

  • Dates: 6 July to 5 August 2020
  • Duration: Four weeks
  • Format: Zoom sessions with our teachers and content on our e-learning platform
  • Live sessions: 17:30 to 19:30 Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Cost: R1 000 per person

To register, please fill in this online form by following this link.

More about the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation

The Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation is the registered non-profit and public benefit partner of the Two Oceans Aquarium. All donations and sponsorships that they receive are invested back into four main focus areas: ocean conservation, awareness, research and education. By signing up for this course, you are an active contributor to the future success of these programmes. Please note that the course fee is also tax-deductible.