Calling on schools – Two Oceans Aquarium Youth Symposium

18 July 2012 | Two Oceans Aquarium

This is a hugely exciting opportunity for learners and students!

Two Oceans Aquarium Youth Symposium

The Two Oceans Aquarium Youth Symposium is scheduled for Sunday 19 August. All interested high school and university students are invited to present a speech of no more than five minutes, in which they propose the changes they would like aquarium authorities from across the globe to implement. These need to focus on engendering positive and lasting impacts on our marine ecosystems. The speeches will be adjudicated by a panel of selected guests as well as members of the symposium. The winner will have the honour of addressing the entire IAC audience on the opening day of the congress.

The Voices of the Future of the Oceans video conference

At the symposium mentioned above, we will be selecting a group of 30 debaters who will be invited to attend an overnight video conference at the Aquarium on 7 September 2012. This video conference will facilitate discussions between our team and similar teams at major aquariums across the world, including Hong Kong, Chicago and Monaco. They will deal with certain points of discussion and areas of concern. The final summary will be presented by their spokesperson to the IAC delegates on Monday 10 September 2012.

For more information and how to apply, please contact Katja Rockstroh on or 021 418 3823. Application closing date: 20 July 2012.

2012 International Aquarium Congress Opening Day

For the opening day of the congress, 10 September, we invite schools to apply to participate at the CTICC. This event promises to be inspirational, especially for young scholars with a passion for developing solutions for problems facing our oceans and the life within.

We can accommodate 50 school groups of no more than 10 suitable candidates per school. The Two Oceans Aquarium will pay the registration fee for those selected.

Schools need to apply for this event in advance. Non-registered groups will not be admitted to the event.

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