Education & Awareness

Enrichment courses


Grade 8 Marine Science Discoverer Course at the Aquarium

Meet the course coordinator
Chanelle Naidoo is born and bred in Cape Town. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Cape Town, and an honours degree in geography from UNISA. Most recently she also qualified as a teacher by completing a postgraduate diploma in education. Before working at the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation, her previous employment was working as people and environmental officer for the City of Cape Town, and as  environmental educator at Kirstenbosch botanical gardens. She joined the Aquarium in 2014 as an assistant educator. Many of our school groups, that visit our environmental education centre, are greeted by Chanelle’s friendly face. She teaches the daily lessons we offer in our discovery centres. She also coordinates many of the primary school and early high school courses. Many will already know Chanelle, especially if you have completed our Junior Biologist course, or the Ocean ‘Fun’atics online series. Chanelle enjoys interacting with our younger ocean enthusiasts and has a passion for environmental education. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her little daughter and other family outside in nature. She tries to also keep fit by running, walking or doing yoga. When not tending to her newly established veggie garden, Chanelle also likes learning new things. A new challenge is always welcome!


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The Marine Science Discoverer course for Grade 8 learners introduces students to some basic principles of oceanography, ecology, marine biology, and human impacts on the environment.

Dates: 11 to 15 July 2022
Location: Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Times: 09h00 to 14h00 daily
Cost: R800 per child (please find further information below if sponsorship is required)
Application closing date: 24 June 2022

Sponsored placements are available for 15 Grade 8 learners who show an interest in marine sciences and who wish to pursue a career in that field. An additional 25 spaces are available at R800 a learner. Paid spaces are guaranteed, provided participants are in grade 8. Learners need internet access to download course notes.

Applicants can complete the information form below before checkout. Applicants seeking sponsorship can download the application form and information pack here.

Course content

The purpose of this course is to:

  • provide important basic environmental and oceanographical information
  • supplement and support school curriculum material
  • provide enrichment for students interested in marine life

Examples of course content include:

  • Introduction to South African Marine Ecosystems
  • Marine Sciences & related careers
  • Basic Classification, Life Processes
  • Understanding basic oceanography concepts
  • Currents
  • Density
  • pH
  • Geological timescale

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