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Online Marine Sciences Explorer course

The Marine Sciences Explorer course introduces students to some basic principles of oceanography, ecology and marine biology. This course covers topics such as life processes, classification, ...

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The Marine Sciences Explorer course introduces students to some basic principles of oceanography, ecology and marine biology. This course covers topics such as life processes, classification, tides, salinity, the South African shoreline and marine ecosystems, introduction to marine vertebrates and differences between jawless, cartilaginous and bony fish. We will explore different marine ecosystems, such as estuaries and sandy shores, and the important roles these ecosystems play. We will also delve into some of the key species that live and rely on these ecosystems. Ever wondered whether a shark is a fish? This course will clear that up for you as our teachers will explain what bony, cartilaginous and jawless fish actually are.

The course highlights the diversity within the marine sciences field and is a great way to find out whether a marine career would be something to aspire to. Since Grade 9 is such an important year in terms of subject choices, we will also discuss which subjects are needed to study marine sciences at a tertiary level.

The course format is live interactive sessions with our teachers on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, over two weeks. 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. There will also be weekly assessments, and a certificate will be issued to all participants at the end of the course.

About the 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 we 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.

 

Course details:

Dates: 17 – 28 August 2020

Duration: Two weeks

Format: Zoom sessions with our teachers and content on our e-learning platform

Live sessions: 15h00 to 17h00 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Cost: R1000 per person

 

To register, please fill in this online form: https://forms.gle/SXmfvr6dC1b46qrz6



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The purpose of this course is to:

  • Provide important basic environmental and oceanographic information 
  • Supplement and support school curriculum material 
  • Provide enrichment for students interested in marine life

The purpose of this course is to:

  • Provide important basic environmental and oceanographic information 
  • Supplement and support school curriculum material 
  • Provide enrichment for students interested in marine life

Our aim for this course is to challenge and inspire young pupils to:

  • Develop an interest in and respect the sensitive nature and beauty of our planet
  • Increase an awareness of what positive actions can be made to protect our environment
  • Be more aware of environmental issues
  • Encourage students to study further in marine or environmental sciences

Oceanography forms part of the marine sciences and will be a vital aspect for anyone keen to study marine sciences at a tertiary level – even if the aim is to study marine biology. There are several different ‘fields’ of oceanography – physical, biological, geological and chemical oceanography.

This course is quite academic, and acts as a bridging course between high school and university. Most of the content covered in our course will be covered in first year university oceanography modules.

Our aim for this course is to challenge and inspire young pupils to:

  • Develop an interest in and respect the sensitive nature and beauty of our planet
  • Increase an awareness of what positive actions can be made to protect our environment
  • Be more aware of environmental issues
  • Encourage students to study further in marine or environmental sciences

A great course for budding marine biologists, in grades 5 and 6.

Topics include aspects of oceanography, marine biology, and human impacts on the ocean.

Our aim for this course is to challenge and inspire young pupils to:

  • Develop an interest in and respect the sensitive nature and beauty of our planet
  • Increase an awareness of what positive actions can be made to protect our environment
  • Be more aware of environmental issues
  • Encourage students to study further in marine or environmental sciences

A great course for budding marine biologists, in grades 5 and 6.

Topics include aspects of oceanography, marine biology, and human impacts on the ocean.

Our aim for this course is to challenge and inspire young pupils to:

  • Develop an interest in and respect the sensitive nature and beauty of our planet
  • Increase an awareness of what positive actions can be made to protect our environment
  • Be more aware of environmental issues
  • Encourage students to study further in marine or environmental sciences

The purpose of this course is to

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

Final assessment for the March 2020 FET Marine Biology course.

Do you enjoy visiting Aquariums, do you have your own home aquarium, enjoy recreational fishing or interested in a career in Ichthyology? Then this course is for you.