Educators' workshops – 2016

Educators' workshops 2016

Learning about the intricacies of shark sense

Learn new hands-on activities to bring the ocean and its inhabitants into your classroom. These workshops will help you to stimulate student interest and investigation. They are aimed at providing you with information and lesson ideas to foster a love of the ocean within your classroom. We hope you will find them useful and informative.

General information

  • We appreciate teachers’ input at all of our workshops
  • Workshops are free (sponsored by NDLTF)
  • You need to register at least two days in advance (a minimum of eight participants is required or the workshop will be cancelled).

Educators interact during a fossil workshop


Send an e-mail to with your chosen date and contact details or call us on +27 (0)31 328 8195. Booking is essential for us to prepare notes for you.


Educators' workshops for 2016

10 February                

Coastal fossils of South Africa – Important fossils found on the South African coastline that link to early hominid and human settlement 14h00-16h00
9 March 

Atoms – the building blocks of life – Understanding the structure of an atom and how atoms make up elements. Building models of the first 20 elements

13 April

Human impact on marine life – The current issues that affect the oceans and animal popiulations – and how we can make a change

11 May

Reproduction in marine vertebrates – A look at some interesting examples of reproduction in larger marine vertebrates

8 June

Diversity of animals of the deep Defining animals into vertebrates or invertebrates, with a look at some fascinating species of the deep

10 August

Micro-organisms of the sea – Micro-organisms are too small to see with the naked eye and include viruses, bacteria, protista and fungi

14 September The importance of the oceans in heat distribution – The global ocean conveyer belt and its importance in distribution of heat around the world's oceans 14h00-16h00
12 October Animal shelters – A look at the variety of structures that marine animals use and how they vary in size, shape and