Teaching Children at the SOS Shark Centre

Lesley Rochat Teaching Children at the SOS Shark Centre

Getting children to Rethink the Shark! Photo Verona Smith

What a joy it is to have over 100 children as a captive audience, learning about sharks and the oceans! It was a wild day at the Centre with so many children which we broke up into three groups; one group was with me having a lesson on sharks, the other across the road from the Centre having a rock pool lesson with Michael Carnegie, and the third group in the lecture room with Verona Smith, our educator, watching one of our documentaries – every 45 minutes we rotated them! Since we started the education programmes in August last year we have had over 4000 children visit the Centre and there is seldom a week where it is not brimming with busy little minds and bodies! (The Centre is an AfriOceans Conservation Alliance project funded by SOSF.)

Lesley Rochat Teaching Children at the SOS Shark Centre

Over 100 grade fives from Fish Hoek Primary came to visit the Centre – here I am teaching them. Photo Verona Smith

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