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Sealand Adventure course


Meet the course coordinators

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!

Wandiswa Jonga is a person that is passionate about the conservation of indigenous knowledge. Born in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, she has lived in three different provinces in South Africa and moved to Cape Town permanently in 2001. She started high school in Tafelsig High and had the amazing opportunity of joining Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden as an Assistant Education Officer. In Kirstenbosch, she had the opportunity to do a one-year, accredited Environmental Education Training Development Programme (EETDP). In this course she learned the necessary skills of creating an educational programme and fun educational resources. She joined the Two Oceans Aquarium in 2015 as a School group facilitator. Her duties include greeting our schools, counting their numbers, and also facilitating their payments. She also teaches in our courses and outreach programmes. Wandi is definitely a woman of many talents. In her spare time she loves reading, listening to music and spending quality time with her family.


Bianca Engel is the Deputy Head of Education at the Two Oceans Aquarium Foundation.

She has a BSc degree, with a major in Zoology, from UCT and a Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Education ( Major in Mathematics and Science). Bianca started as a volunteer at the Two Oceans Aquarium 22 years ago. She is most passionate about sharing her love for the marine environment  with varying audiences and inspiring them to take action. 

When not at work, Bianca enjoys spending time with friends and her extended family, by supporting local artists, exploring our city as a tourist, crocheting items or just spending time in nature. 

Course content

Topics that children will learn when they do this course:


  • Life on land and in the sea
    • Living and non-living components of nature
    • Land and marine ecosystems
    • Biosphere
    • Plants
    • Our planet
    • Animals
  • Athropods (insects, on land vs. crustaceans, in the ocean)
    • General characteristics
    • Habitats
    • Examples
  • Fish (fresh water vs. salt water)
    • General characteristics
    • Habitats
    • Examples
  • Reptiles (land vs. ocean)
    • General characteristics
    • Habitats
    • Examples

Course details:

Dates: Course postponed
Duration: Four days
Format: Live Zoom sessions with our teachers
Live sessions: 10h00 to 11h30 (GMT+2) Monday to Thursday
Age group: nine and 10-years
Cost: R500 per child

What makes up an ecosystem? How are plants adapted to living on land and in the sea? How are certain animals adapted to live in the ocean, while sharing cousins that are adapted to live on land?

This brand new and exciting course answers all the weird and wonderful questions about animal and plant adaptations on land and in the sea.  It introduces South African CAPS curriculum concepts such as living and non-living components of an ecosystem. It then dives into the comparison of the amazing forms of life found on land and in our oceans, using relatable examples.

The course runs over four consecutive days, with live interactive sessions with our incredible teachers from 10h00 to 11h30, Monday to Thursday. The course is offered to children in Grade 4, or that are aged nine and 10. Since we are online, this course is open to anyone in the world, as long as you have access to the internet, and are able to Zoom into our live sessions. If you miss a session, that’s okay. We will send you links to watch the recordings of the session in your own time.

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