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Education & Awareness

Outreach Programmes

Overview

           

Cape Town might be a city surrounded by nature, but many children lack the opportunity to experience the natural world, learn about our oceans, and be taught about sustainable lifestyles and career opportunities. Our outreach programmes aim to fill that gap, by bringing ocean education to children in under-resourced areas. We have two dedicated teachers that visit a different school every day, during school term, with vibrant and fun vans, filled with educational resources that offer a memorable experience to the children they teach. We currently have two outreach programmes, with different themes, aimed at children in the intermediate phase and grade 7. These programmes are free of charge to under-resourced schools, and available in the greater Cape Town area. Our outreach teachers can see up to 200 children a day, with a maximum of 40 children per class. Our lessons are aligned with the CAPS curriculum and focus on different themes, depending on the age group of the children.

Other school programmes available

  • We have a Mobile Puppet Show team that visits pre-schools, crèche’s and primary schools to bring our puppet stories to children that cannot visit the Aquarium. For many schools with very young children, an outing is a daunting experience. For a small fee, our team can visit your school and bring the Aquarium puppet story experience to you. With a qualified ECD teacher on the team, our educational games and activities are designed to teach children basic numeracy, literacy, shapes and colours in a fun way.
  • We can visit your school for Grades 1-12 with CAPS-aligned lessons to complement your curriculum work. For a small fee, one of our teachers can visit you and deliver a one-hour lesson to one, or more, grades.
  • The Two Oceans Aquarium is open to visitors and school groups. Your school can enjoy an educational outing to the Aquarium. An educational puppet show for Grade R-3, or a lesson in one of our Discovery Centres, are a must to make the most of your outing. School groups who book a visit to the Aquarium receive a discounted rate.

Oceans in Motion

 

Our original outreach programme, the ‘Oceans in Motion’ van has been a steady feature on Cape Town roads for years. Easily recognisable with its colourful artwork and solar panels on the roof, these solar panels power a one-of-a-kind life support system, which provides our ambassador animals a living environment whilst in transit. Thabo, our isiXhosa and English-speaking teacher, takes live animals to schools and teaches children about the wonders of the ocean and the animals that live beyond the waves.

Children get the unforgettable experience of touching live sea stars, sea urchins and sea anemones. Thabo also talks about the importance of our environment and our role in keeping it clean and protected. He brings the ocean to children in some of the under-resourced areas in Cape Town and, hopefully, inspires them to appreciate the amazing ecosystem that they have on their doorstep.

Suitable for children in Grades 4-6.

Free for under-resourced schools. Available at a fee for resourced schools. 

 

Book Oceans in Motion outreach
Please fill in the below form if you would like our outreach teacher, Thabo, to come and visit your school. This programme is suited for children in Grades 4-6.

 

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Smart Living

 

Our Smart Living outreach programme, partly sponsored by the City of Cape Town, teaches children about the City’s six pillars of sustainability: biodiversity, energy, water, waste, the environment and heritage. Anzio, who is bilingual and can teach Afrikaans lessons, brings a fun and colourful van to your school, packed with educational activities that relate to each of the four themes. With tech-savvy presentations and hands-on learning, children are able to grasp concepts such as how electricity is produced, how to calculate a water footprint, the cradle to grave concept, and the biodiversity of Cape Town.

All of these themes fit well within the CAPS curriculum content of grade 6s and 7s. The aim of the Smart Living outreach programme is to teach children about responsible ways of living, in their homes and within their city, by protecting our biodiversity, conserving energy and water use, and minimising waste.

Suitable for children in Grades 6 & 7.

Free for under-resourced schools. Available at a fee for resourced schools.

Book Smart Living outreach

Please fill in the below form if you would like our outreach teacher, Anzio, to come and visit your school. This programme is suited for children in Grades 6 and 7.

 

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For our Privacy Policy, please visit our dedicated page and understand how we use your information according to the POPI Act and GDPR.

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Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X