In 2015 the Two Oceans Aquarium shared the amazing marine life found along the South African shores with a record-breaking 64 000 children. The minute they walked through our doors, they were taken on an unforgettable and mind-boggling experience.

The Two Oceans Aquarium Environmental Education team.

The Environmental Education Centre team is 15 members strong, with a variety of roles ranging from admin and sales, to management, teachers, puppeteers, outreach teachers as well as a school group co-ordinator. 

A team of fully dedicated and accommodating people are the force behind this interactive education experience where everlasting memories are made.

Groups are met by our group co-ordinators.

On arrival the school groups are met by our school group co-ordinators.

Groups are greeted, counted, and are given a brief talk.

Once payments have been made, groups enter the Aquarium for a puppet show, a self-guided tour of the Aquarium, or they visit the Discovery Centres for a hands-on experiential activity. 

Kirshia Govender presents a hands-on activity in one of the Discovery Centres.

Students who are booked for an activity, move to the  Discovery Centre, are seated and welcomed and receive a hands-on lesson according to the theme that the teacher selected. 

Self-guided groups receive presentations in front of the I&J Ocean Exhibit or the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit.

Chanelle Naidoo presents in front of the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit.

From interactive exhibits such as Jelly Babies and the Nemo Exhibit, to talking to divers during feed presentations, there is something to captivate everyone.

A diver feeds Yoshi the loggerhead turtle in the I&J Ocean Exhibit.

After the school groups have been taken to their respective areas in the Aquarium, and while hands-on learning continues in the classrooms, co-ordination in the Aquarium is an ongoing task, considering all the excitement in the air. Needless to say, our School Group Co-ordinator, together with Visitor Services staff and cleaning staff pull together to ensure that the school groups and our other visitors remain happy and are satisfied.

After a busy day of teaching, talking, co-ordinating groups and schedules, puppeteering, and more… cleaning of the classroom exhibits and feeding of the animals are of utmost importance, as the stars in this instance, are literally the stars of the show. 

 

Smart Living outreach teacher Anzio Abels cleaning the Discovery Centre exhibits.

And sometimes we even get to spend a day at the beach!

Chanelle Naidoo and Anzio Abels preparing for a rocky shore lesson.
 

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