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Marine Ecology Course
11 August, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmR750
The year is really flying past and we’re excited to share some interesting recent discoveries along our coastline by the research vessel and Rov along the coast up to Richards Bay. If you would like to know more and see some of the amazing photos, have a look at Dr Kerry Sink’s twitter https://twitter.com/KerrySkink
We have also welcomed a temporary visitor to our rehabilitation centre, read all about him at http://www.seaworld.org.za/news/entry/latest-arrival-at-ushaka-sea-world-is-a-south-african-first he really is quite beautiful and settling in well. He is eating well and has already started regaining strength, and weight.
Our next evening course starts on 11 August and if you have any family or friends you think might be interested in joining us please let me have their names / email addresses or feel free to pass the info onto them.
The minimum age is 13, or Grade 8 and we usually request a parent/guardian to accompany minors for the Back of House tour on the first evening (at no additional charge)
I have taken the liberty of attaching our course flier and the programme is :
|11 August||Back of House Tour and Oceanography|
|18 August||Biodiversity, East Coast vs West Coast|
|25 August||Basic ID of Common Fish families followed by half hour guiding in aquarium|
|1 September||Basic Invertebrate and Vertebrate Classification|
|8 September||Ecosystems, followed by 2 hour night guiding through the aquarium|
For those who have family or friends wanting to join them, the cost of the course is R750 per person for 5 evenings (all on a Thursday) and includes 12 ½ hours of expert tuition with some hands on practical fun, a back of house guiding and two night guidings through the aquarium. Participants are provided with a binder, course notes and a ‘Coast Care’ CD crammed with info from marine biologists and scientists.
We start promptly at 6pm and finish by 8.30pm to allow those travelling from out of town to get home at a decent hour.
As with previous courses, anyone who misses the odd evening would be welcome to catch up on our next course which will be March/April 2017, depending on Easter weekend and school holidays.
I look forward to hearing from you and if you need any further info, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Volunteer Guide – uShaka SeaWorld Education Centre
083 270 1029 cell
086 672 7267 fax
“All we do is touched with ocean; yet we remain on the shores of what we know” Richard Wilbur, poet