Learners from grade 6 to grade 12 have access to fantastic programmes at the Aquarium. From job-shadowing and volunteering to preparing for finals and finding resources and links for a great project, you'll find what you need here.
The Aquarium’s Environmental Education Centre also has over ten years of experience in adult education. We offer custom-designed courses, focusing particularly on the marine and coastal environment, for both private and government sectors. Over the years we have presented courses to a wide range of groups including Coastcare workers, the Cape Tour Guides Association, SANParks compliance officers, the Sharkspotters, students from the University of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), teachers from schools around the Peninsula, and members of the public as part of our volunteer training programmes.
Getting out of the traditional classroom and visiting the Two Oceans Aquarium is a great way to augment curriculum learning. And our classroom has mini fish tanks built into the desks!
We run a number of FREE courses for learners from Grade 6 to 12 throughout the year. This is where you'll find course info, and how to apply.
If you can't get to the Aquarium, we'll come to you! We have two programmes on offer:
- Our mobile aquarium, the Oceans In Motion van, is a fully-equipped, life-supporting unit that goes to previously disavantaged schools to bring the wonders of the ocean to their learners.
- With our Smart Living outreach programme, engage the students that we visit on key environmental issues such as waste, water, energy, and protecting our biodiversity.
We also offer training for adults. Learn about the SASSI program and implement it into your café or restaurant, or become an Ocean Ambassador. We also partner with other organisations to provide short courses for adults.
Suitable for ages 3 to 9, our very popular environmental educational puppet shows will come to your school. We currently offer three fun-filled, interactive puppet shows: “I Love Turtles”, “Keep the Beach Clean” and “I Live Smart”, in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa. The shows are supported by beautifully illustrated books as well as printable activity sheets related to the story.
If you are a teacher who is regularly bringing your learners to the Aquarium, join our loyalty program and enjoy more access at a better price.
Looking to pursue a career in marine biology? Follow our aquarists around for a day and see what their job entails.