Marine Careers Course for learners

  • 05 June 2013 | Ann Kunz

Studying marine life

Ever pictured yourself as a dolphin trainer or perhaps a marine scientist helping to protect our oceans? Then don't miss the upcoming Marine Careers Course on 24 and 25 June at uShaka Sea World.

Aimed at learners in Grades 9 to 12, the two-day course offers valuable insight into a variety of marine careersmarine scientist, aquarist, dolphin trainer, educator and more – and the relevant subject choices, diplomas and degrees required for each.

Learners will also have an opportunity to meet uShaka Sea World staff and Oceanographic Research Institute scientists to discuss the research projects they are busy with, the qualifications and personal attributes required, and the pros and cons of working in the field.

Working with seals

The cost of R170 per person includes an aquarium visit, juice and biscuits, a dolphin show and a behind-the-scenes look at uShaka Sea World to get a feel for the work being done.

It is important to wear comfortable, casual clothes and closed, flat shoes because there's a lot of walking involved.

Booking is essential for the course, which runs from 09h00 to 15h30 on both days. Bookings close on 14 June. 

A maximum of 30 learners is catered for, so book now to avoid missing out. A second course has been planned for 26 and 27 September 2013.

For further information, contact the coordinator of education support services, Mpho Lephaila, on +27 (0)31 328 8192, or email


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 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…