Ocean Fun-atics course from Two Oceans Aquarium

By MapMyWay
3 July 2020

Two Oceans Aquarium
July courses from Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation

The Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation is offering Ocean Fun-atics, a brand-new offering for young fans in Grades 1 to 3. Ocean Fun-atics is a series of live sessions that are filled with fun facts about marine animals. Marine Biobasics course is for anyone fro 16 years and older.

Each day will feature a different topic, such as how animals play hide and seek, animals and their different homes, and how you can tell a shark and fish apart.

Ocean Fun-atics Course details:
• Dates: 13 to 17 July OR 27 to 31 July 2020
• Duration: 45-minute sessions Monday to Friday
• Format: Zoom sessions with our teachers
• Live sessions: 09h00 each day
• Cost: R60 per session or R300 for all five, per child
• Age: Grades one to three

This course only has capacity for 20 children per session, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Zoom will be used to connect with a maximum of 20 children at a time. Educators Wandiswa, Bianca and Chanelle will keep the kids entertained with pictures, actions, songs, and arts and crafts.
The Ocean Fun-atics series from Monday to Friday. You can sign up for all five sessions, or just one or two (see topic options below).
Daily topics:
• Monday – Rock pool animals
• Tuesday – Animal homes and habitats
• Wednesday – Turtles and tortoises
• Thursday – Sharks
• Friday – Wild animals and camouflage

Full info HERE

Marine Biobasics course:
This course will be a more in-depth look at most of the marine animal phyla, from single-celled protists, all the way to mammals, and an overview of marine algae, seaweeds and plants. Live sessions will build progressively from the simplest animals through to the most complex, thus enabling participants to build their biological knowledge and terminology in manageable steps.
Course details:
• Dates: 6 July to 5 August 2020
• Duration: Four weeks
• Format: Zoom sessions with our teachers and content on our e-learning platform
• Live sessions: 17h30 to 19h30 Mondays and Wednesdays
• Cost: R1 000 per person
• Age: 16 years and older
To register, please fill in this online form HERE.

Participants at a senior high school or first-year university level will find this a useful bridging course to tertiary Marine Biology. Anyone keen to expand their knowledge about ocean habitats and inhabitants will gain a good grounding in the founding principles and terminology of Marine Biology, thus giving them access to more advanced publications.

The broad overview of the entire marine animal kingdom will allow participants to be able to identify almost any marine animal to, at least, the phylum and, more often, class level. This will enable aspirant animal identifiers to accurately home in on a particular animal (or plant) far more quickly, when using marine guides.
Each two-hour session, with a break in the middle, will be facilitated by teachers from the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation, using presentations and short video clips. Detailed, illustrated notes and longer video clips will be available on our online platform. There will be no formal assessments or course results, but participants will be expected to do a short quiz, in their own time, after each week’s presentations. A certificate of completion will be sent to you at the end of the course.

Full blog and more details HERE 

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 they receive are invested back into 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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