The Two Oceans Aquarium is offering a free enrichment course to grade 7 learners, through the Marine Sciences Academy. The Smart Living course will introduce learners to the concept of sustainability by learning about waste, water, energy and biodiversity.

Sponsored by the City of Cape Town, the course assists learners in understanding their impact on the natural world. The course will also teach them about the importance of biodiversity and how to practice saving water, reducing waste and conserving energy.

According to Two Oceans Aquarium, major environmental problems will also be taught, as well as ways to prevent and mitigate these issues.

Other topics that the course will teach learners include:

– Ecological concepts

– Marine ecosystems

– Sustainable use of the ocean as a source of food, energy, minerals, tourism opportunities and recreation

The course will be made up of theoretical and practical elements, giving learners the opportunity to gain a well-rounded insight into human impacts on the environment and sustainable living.

To apply, fill out this application form

If you have any questions, email the aquarium on [email protected] or call 021 814 4555.

The course will run on May 9, 16, 23 & 30 and June 6 2020.

Applications close April 3 2020.

 

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Today is #WorldWetlandsDay and we celebrated the best way we know – by joining dozens of members of the public at Rondevlei Nature Reserve for a #TrashBash environmental cleanup. 🦆🐢🦛 Volunteers came from all over! We welcomed Cape Town mayor #DanPlato, awesome young people from @cteet , @hero_in_my_hood, @thebeachco_op , #TOAYoungBiologists, @CityofCT and, of course, all the wonderful friends, families, kids, and locals that came to make the real difference! Together we cleared 201kg of trash from a small inlet into the vlei – trash that would ultimately affect the hippos and birds calling this beautiful wetland home – and would eventually wash out into the ocean. #WetlandBiodivesityMatters! Thanks for the photos Helen Lockhart, @DevonABowen, Joe Carelse & @MartineViljoen. 📸 @ramsar_convention_on_wetlands #twooceansaquarium #2oceansaquarium #capetown #wetlands #wetlandsday2020 #wetlandsconservation #doinggood #southafrica

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Imogen Searra