About the course

The Marine Science Explorer course is a content-packed offering of the Two Oceans Aquarium's Marine Science Academy. This course is the ideal opportunity for environmentally-minded Grade 9 learners who love a hands-on lesson to learn about what goes into being a marine biologist, and be introduced to what a career in marine science is all about. 

This opportunity is made possible thanks to the generous support of Averda.

Applications are now open for the 2019 Marine Science Explorer course for Grade 9 learners.

This course introduces Grade 9 students to the basic principles of oceanography, ecology and marine biology. Theory mixed with hands-on activities will specifically expose students to marine research and the scientific method. This approach to marine sciences seeks to guide Grade 9s in their choice of Grade 10 subjects and to assist those keen on pursuing a career in this field.

How to apply

To apply, please contact us on education@aquarium.co.za for application forms or call 021 814 4555 for more information:

  • Course dates: 17 - 21 June 2019
  • Application deadline: 15 May 2019

What were the past courses like?

What other courses are on offer?

There are many ways your children can get involved in environmental education opportunities at the Aquarium. Here are a few of the most popular options:

  • School classes, youth groups and other organisations can book a classroom visit that fits in with your curriculum:
  • Individual children of all ages can take part in FREE courses from our Marine Science Academy:
    • Grade 6: Become Junior Biologists and study marine life and conservation on our coast.
    • Grade 7: Learn Smart Living and learn how our lives and the environment interact
    • Grade 8: Become a Marine Science Discoverer if you're in grade 8 and learn about careers in ocean science.
    • Grade 9: Become Marine Science Explorers - time to get hands-on with ocean life.
    • Grade 10: Apply for our flagship Young Biologist course, and jumpstart a marine career.
    • Grade 11 & 12: FET Zoology and Oceanography courses - a stepping stone into marine science tertiary studies.
  • If you can't get to the Aquarium, we'll come to you! 
    • A fully equipped mobile aquarium, Oceans in Motion, is on the road - bringing the ocean's wonders and lessons to previously disadvantages schools in the Cape Town area.
    • The Smart Living outreach programme engages with learners on key environmental issues such as energy, water, waste and protecting biodiversity.

If you would like to make a booking for your class, get involved in one of the above courses or are an adult looking for training opportunities or to take part in our job shadowing programme, please visit our Environmental Education Centre portal for more information and the relevant contact details.

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