Ocean News

The Yes White Shark Education Programme

16th July 2009

Participants gather on the beach for a quick photo

The programme is made up of a lesson on sharks, a rock ecology lesson and the viewing of the documentary about a raggedtooth shark, Maxine, titled “Maxine’s Journey”.  Over the months the whole team perfected this programme and final touches included a wonderful shark song about a shark family, by Paul Arends of the City of Cape Town.

Our thanks and gratitude to Lindie Buirski of City of Cape Town and her team, especially Paul, as well as thanks to Metro Rail, not forgetting the staff of SOSSC and Michael Carnegie for teaching such fun rock ecology lessons, the highlight of the learners time spent with us.

The Shark Centre has also now received confirmation of the City Of Cape Town’s commitment for 2009/2010 to provide funding for 15 schools to visit the Centre via their YES programme. This programme is the collaboration of Our City, Metrorail and the Shark Centre and learners delight in the trip to Kalk Bay on the EDU-TRAIN, a lesson on sharks and time spent on Dalebrook Beach. Please refer all enquiries to Verona or Lindy on 021 788 4778 or Paul on 021 487 2567.