Rocky shore biology course – a guide for rock pool explorers
We are excited to offer a new course on our e-learning platform! This course is aimed at adults who want to learn more about the amazing rocky shore ecosystem found along the Cape Peninsula shoreline. What is the difference between the two oceans along the South African coastline? What animals and plants can you find living in the rock pools? When is the best time to visit these rock pools?
What impacts do we have on the ocean and what can we do to mitigate those impacts?
The course will include content and identification of the main sea plant species found in the rocky shore environment. You will also learn about, and how to identify, the main invertebrate groups that call this harsh and turbulent environment their home. This will lead into discussions around how they are adapted to these specific environments and the human impacts we have on this dynamic ecosystem.
The course is split between self-study modules on our e-learning platform and live Zoom sessions with our teachers. We will have two options for the live Zoom sessions, depending on availability. These will either take place in the afternoon, from 3pm to 5pm or in the evening, from 7pm to 9pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for four weeks. When signing up, you will need to choose one of the time slots.
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