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Junior Biologist 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!

Course programme
Day 1:

Welcome and introduction

One ocean


Criteria for life

Aquarium tour

Day 2:

Rocky shore exploration (Mouille Point)

Biodiversity garden (Green Point Park)

Life in rock pools

Day 3:

Molluscs (octopus family)

Tortoises and sea turtles

Sea turtle rehab tour

Fish and sharks


Day 4:

Penguin talk


Indigenous knowledge

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Course details:

Start date: 4 to 7 October 2021
Duration: Four days
Format: In-person activities at the Two Oceans Aquarium with our teachers
Live sessions: 09h00 to 13h00 daily
Cost: R1300 per child

Spaces limited to 25!

Our Junior Biologist course is back, in-person, at the Two Oceans Aquarium. We are able to offer one of our most popular course at the Aquarium again. We will limit the number of children to 25 so that we can remain safe and adhere to COVID-19 regulations. Children are expected to wear a mask at all times, except during tea and lunch breaks, which will take place on our outdoor terrace.

Expect a fun four days of Aquarium activities, which will involve time in the Aquarium, lessons about biology and the biodiversity of our ocean and on land, a behind-the-scenes look at our sea turtle rehabilitation programme, and meeting our penguins. For a full programme, have a look at the 'Course programme' tab below.

All course participants will be able to enter the Aquarium each day of the course, get access to our online e-learning platform for additional content, and will receive a course completion certificate.

This course is aimed at children that are 11 & 12 years old.

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