HOW WE DO IT
We work with schools located within the western cape in underserved communities. Our target group is Grade 7 learners and our groups are a maximum of 36 participants. Our goal is always to work with all the Grade 7 pupils in a particular school each year.
Our Ocean Guardians Workshops are our flagship programme consisting of two full school days of ocean explorations spent at the beach practicing yoga-inspired stretching & breath work & mindfulness, learning about the marine ecosystems and ocean challenges, the human body's unique adaptation to being underwater and exploring the intertidal zones and rock pools with marine experts.
A huge focus of the workshops is our snorkel station where participants are given the opportunity to see the life that is found below the surface of the ocean. This is an important aspect of our Ocean Guardians Workshops because it connects participants to the ecosystem by allowing them to be a part of it. Learning how to be confident in deeper water, understanding the ocean better and of course seeing the incredible life our ocean holds. From majestic kelp forests, to octopuses, small cat sharks, brightly coloured urchins and anemones to an array of fish species. These workshops take place at various Marine Protected Area beaches in Cape Town to draw attention to the impact and importance of creating protected spaces where marine life can thrive.
OUR PROGRAMMES ARE SCHEDULED AROUND THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SEASONS
JANUARY - MAY
Ocean Guardians Workshops and River Guardians Workshops (Starting April 2022)
JUNE - AUGUST
School Speaking Series and River Guardians Workshops
SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER
Ocean Guardians Workshops, River Guardians Workshops and Snorkel Holiday Camps
PAST OCEAN WORKSHOP PROJECTS GLOBALLY
From Knysna to Durban, to Bermuda and Ecuador... to Mozambique and the Maldives we have been involved in sharing ocean experiences with coastal communities with little to no ocean access.
See some of our Past Projects.
SEE OUR OCEAN GUARDIANS IN ACTION
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