The Marine Science Discoverer course

The Marine Science Discoverer course is a free introduction to marine biology and possible future marine science careers. This short course is ideally suited to Grade 8 learners who have an interest in marine life and science and who are considering this as a future career path. The course runs over five days, covering various aspects of the ocean system, with a few animal examples added to the mix. We ensure that the course is as hands-on as possible, with various activities and outings included. 

Take a look at a previous Marine Science Discoverer course to see what you can expect.

How to apply

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

  • Course dates: 24 - 28 June 2019
  • Application deadline: 22 May 2019

Other courses and opportunities

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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