Kids delight in the aquarium by night

More than 160 children enjoyed an aquarium tour by night at uShaka Sea World as part of the third Spar Future Warrior Environmental Conference

More than 160 children enjoyed an aquarium tour by night at uShaka Sea World as part of the third Spar Future Warrior Environmental Conference, which took place in Durban from 24 to 27 September 2013.

Every second year Spar hosts children aged 10 to 15 from across southern Africa who have been selected to represent their schools and communities.

This year's theme was biodiversity and sustainability, with a strong recycling message thrown in. The aim of the conference is to teach children about sustainability and how they can make a difference. This is all about saving the planet together.

The aquarium at night is an exciting experience and as most of the children had never seen marine animals before, it left them spellbound.

The event took the form of an adventure with prizes to be won and titles to claim. As the kids were guided around the aquarium they gathered information for a treasure hunt, which took place at the end of the tour. Children also worked together in groups to put the final pieces of a puzzle together and reveal the name of the "mystery fish".

The children who attended were really keen conservationists. Many of them had previously done work in their communities and led conservation initiatives at their schools.

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