The Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation is excited to offer an online Rocky Shores Biology course from 2 to 25 February for ages 16 and up! This course is aimed at adults who want to learn more about the amazing rocky shore ecosystem found along the Cape Peninsula shoreline. What is the difference between the two oceans off the Southern African coastline? Which animals and seaweeds can you find living in the rock pools? When is the best time to visit these rock pools? What impacts do we have on the ocean and what can we do to mitigate these impacts?

This course is for the hobbyist rocky shore explorer, who would like to find out more about the animals and plants that live in this dynamic environment. We will introduce the basics of the rocky shore as an ecosystem, tides and zonation and classification. The major sea plants found along our shores will be covered, and how to identify them. The course will also include the major invertebrate phyla, such as sponges, Cnidaria, annelid worms, echinoderms and mollusks. Learn about the amazing adaptations that these plants and animals have developed, to survive in the, often harsh, conditions of the rocky shores.

Course details:

  • Dates: 2 to 25 February 2021
  • Duration: Four weeks
  • Format: Weekly self-study topics, with live Zoom sessions with the teachers
  • Live sessions: 17h30 to 19h30 (GMT+2) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Age: Suitable for anyone 16 years and older.
  • Cost: R1000 per learner

We only have space for 100 students, so secure your place now!

For more information and to register, click here.

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.

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