Ocean profileTaking children to the wetland ecosystem at the heart of their home, Two Oceans Aquarium has taken its Outreach Programme to the Khayelitsha community.



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Wetlands are not just pretty to look at, they’re vital for a healthy planet and a healthy city. That’s why Two Oceans Aquarium has taken to the road again, to give children the chance to explore the natural world around them.

Exploring Khayelitsha’s Wetland Park, through the Two Oceans Aquarium’s Wetland’s Outreach Programme, 304 school children were given the chance to learn more about the ecosystems at this central landmark in their community. 

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Through this vital education programme, children collected samples from the wetlands, and then took them back for a closer look, at the microscopic animals, at the Aquarium’s Discovery Centre. 

For the group of children from Ntwasahlobo Primary, Ikhusi Primary, Nkazimlo Primary, Nomsa Maphongwane Primary and Mtha Welanga Primary Schools, this unique chance to take a look into the depths of nature, may indeed inspire the emergence of South Africa’s future generation of conservationists, life scientists and environmental ambassadors.

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Forming part of the Two Oceans Aquarium’s range of outreach programmes, the team has three lessons on the road on a full-time basis for children of all ages:

•   The Oceans in Motion mobile Aquarium with ecology lessons including live animals, 

•   Smart Living which teaches valuable sustainable living lessons, and

•   Puppet Stories which share fun, interactive stories with valuable environmental morals.