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October school holidays crafts for kids: Penguin power!

October school holidays crafts for kids: Penguin power! By Two Oceans Aquarium / 28 September 2011

From 1 to 9 October, the Two Oceans Aquarium’s AfriSam Children’s Centre is offering specially themed craft activities for little ones. Since it’s African Penguin Awareness Day on 8 October 2011, we’re celebrating all things penguin at our arts and crafts tables in October.

Renewable energy rules! Two Oceans Aquarium launches another green initiative

Renewable energy rules! Two Oceans Aquarium launches another green initiative By Leon Jamarie / 27 September 2011

The Two Oceans Aquarium continues to strengthen its greening endeavours to minimise its impact on the environment. Besides our marine conservation work, we are committed to educating and influencing the way people think about and interact with the natural world.

Our latest initiative is a collaboration with Project 90 by 2030, an NGO specialising in energy efficiency and renewable energy (policy and action), which also communicates options for carbon-footprint reduction.

Girls-only Amazing Space and Look & Feel Good Expo

Girls-only Amazing Space and Look & Feel Good Expo By Jordan Scott / 26 September 2011

I have never been much of a “girly girl”, yet [two weeks ago] I found myself in the throes of all things girly and, well, I loved it. First there was the girls-only Amazing Space event at the Two Oceans Aquarium, which was something that every woman ought to experience at least once. There were cocktails upon entering, snacks for everyone to enjoy and a DJ to get us all in the mood.

Nemo found: Panorama will blow you out of the water

Nemo found: Panorama will blow you out of the water By Ingrid Sinclair / 23 September 2011

Look what we stumbled upon on the internet … An unbelievable oanoramic image of the western clownfish exhibit – popularly known as the Finding Nemo exhibit – at the Two Oceans Aquarium. This photograph was captured by Christiaan Pretorius – a South African photographer for 360Cities. 360Cities collects immersive, interactive panoramic images like these.

International Coastal Cleanup Day 2011: Zandvlei Estuary

International Coastal Cleanup Day 2011: Zandvlei Estuary By Katja Rockstroh / 21 September 2011

On 17 September this year, the 26th International Coastal Cleanup Day took place around the world. Over 9-million volunteers in 152 different countries took to beaches, rivers and lakes in what is probably one of the biggest, independent, volunteering efforts on this planet. What started with one woman on a Hawaiian beach in 1986 has grown into an amazing showcase of people with various backgrounds and ages, doing something together for the good of the planet.