Our first online Junior Biologist (JB) course has ended and 58 happy grade 5s and 6s learned new things about water, ocean ecosystems and fascinating animals!
We have decided to run a second instalment of this course for those who missed out on the first one. This is a great course for kids that have always been fascinated by the ocean and the animals that live in it. We will cover topics within the fields of physics, geography, biology and sustainability, to give an overall introduction to the ocean and some of the common animals found right along the Cape Peninsula, in South Africa.
We look at the properties of water and the water cycle, and what role the ocean plays in it. There will be discussion around continental drift and how the continents were formed. We will delve into the biology of animals such as sea stars, sea urchins, turtles and fish. The course ends off with a look at marine ecosystems and how we impact the ocean environment.
The teachers at the Environmental Education Centre, at the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation, aim to link educational content with the CAPS curriculum. This course is great fun for young ocean enthusiasts, but it will also assist with what they are learning at school.
The course format is a combination of self-studying during the week, with live interactive sessions with our teachers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 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.
We have space for 100 students, so secure your place now! You will only be able to access the online learning platform if payment for the course has been made. All queries should be directed to Katja on firstname.lastname@example.org