The Marine Sciences Explorer course introduces students to key basic principles of oceanography, ecology and marine biology. This course covers topics such as life processes, classification, tides, salinity, the South African shoreline & marine ecosystems, introduction to marine vertebrates and differences between jawless, cartilaginous and bony fish. Learners and teachers will explore different marine ecosystems, such as estuaries and sandy shores, and the important roles these ecosystems play. The course will also delve into some of the key species that live and rely on these ecosystems. Ever wondered whether a shark is a fish? This course will clear that up for you as the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation's teachers will explain what bony, cartilaginous and jawless fish actually are.
The course highlights the diversity within the marine sciences field and is a great way to find out whether a marine career would be something to aspire to. Since Grade 9 is such an important year in terms of subject choices, we will also discuss which subjects are needed to study marine sciences at a tertiary level.
The course format is live interactive sessions with the teachers on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, over two weeks. Since this is online, this course is open to anyone in the world, as long as you have access to the internet, and are able to Zoom into our live sessions. There will also be weekly assessments, and a certificate will be issued to all participants at the end of the course. The recommended ages for this course approximately 12 to 15 (Grade 7 to 9/early high school).
- Dates: 17 to 28 August 2020
- Duration: Two weeks
- Format: Zoom sessions with our teachers and content on our e-learning platform
- Live sessions: 15h00 to 17h00 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
- Cost: R1 000 per attendee
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 we receive are invested back into our 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.