Education

Sole Survivors holiday course for kids at uShaka Sea World

  • 10 November 2015 | Jane Dlamini | Category: Education

There’s loads of fun for the kids at uShaka Sea World this holiday. There are only 60 places available, so sign up your kids for a two-day challenge to see which ocean warrior team will complete the conservation challenges to emerge as Sole Survivors!

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Kaitlyn's fifth birthday dream comes true at uShaka Sea World

  • 29 September 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

While Jackie van Staden, a Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer volunteer, was busy arranging young Kaitlyn Smit’s fifth birthday celebration, she became aware of the young fighter’s dream to meet a dolphin and immediately contacted uShaka Sea World.

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Gambit the dolphin acknowledged with Living Legend Award

At the 8th eThekwini Living Legends Awards ceremony on Saturday 29 August at the International Convention Centre in Durban, the City of Durban acknowledged the work done by the South African Association for Marine Biological Research ...

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Learners explore the possibilities of a marine career

  • 12 August 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

A number of schools visited uShaka Sea World during National Science Week (NSW), an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) which aims primarily to encourage young people to develop an interest in mathematics and science.

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Shaping the future of South Africa – Marine Careers Day at uShaka Sea World

  • 03 August 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Learners who are interested in finding out more about a career in the marine world, and their parents, are invited to spend the day at uShaka Sea World to learn more about the opportunities that are available and which subjects are needed in order to achieve future goals in this field.

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Youngsters discover the delights of the ocean during Marine Kids' Course

  • 14 July 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

The first day focused on ocean health and the kids learned about currents and upwelling, experimented with density, dissected a sardine, went to the beach to look at the tides, and before the day ended, painted their ideal ocean scene on a canvas print.

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The Sardine Run – more questions than answers

Sardines are short-lived, fast-growing small silver fish that are commonly known as pilchards in South Africa. Growing an average of 0.6mm per day, they can reach 23cm in two years but do not live longer than four years.

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A tribute to a special kind of mother

  • 16 May 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Independent on Saturday journalist Duncan Guy was recently tasked with publishing an article on “super moms” in celebration of Mother’s Day.

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Open Air School learners enjoy a morning of marine exploration

  • 23 April 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

uShaka Sea World staff were honoured to host 14 visually impaired learners from the Open Air School for a morning of marine exploration on 22 April 2015.

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Marine Careers Course at uShaka Sea World

  • 27 March 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

If you are in Grades 9 to 12, love the ocean and would like to explore various marine career opportunities, then this course will be of interest to you.

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Bony fish

There is a great diversity of bony fish species. Some…

Meet our dolphins

Gambit is believed to be the largest bottlenose dolphin in…

Gambit the dolphin – a living legend at 41

A special birthday is being celebrated today at uShaka Sea…

Sardines

Sardines are small silver fish that are also known as…

Mazda Wildlife Fund supports ORI Coral Reef Research

The Mazda Wildlife Fund has supported the Oceanographic Research Institute’s…

uShaka Sea World is celebrating African Penguin Awareness Day on Saturday 8th October 2011

Penguins are our business. We all need healthy oceans to…

Why care about the oceans?

Not many people realise that carbon emissions are harming the…

Eco House opens in February

The Eco House in the aquarium will show you how…