Study and encounter the world’s most majestic predators. Observe great whites from a shark cage, witness a feeding frenzy on the Great Sardine Run, and track lions at a game reserve.
Climb into the cage and observe Great White Sharks up close. The momentum continues as we witness the whales of Hermanas: Southern Right Whales, Brydes and Humpbacks are common sightings. Travel to the Indian Ocean for the Great Sardine Run. Then head to Siyafunda, a wildlife reserve and research station, where we partake in daily game drives teaching us all about tracking and how game reserves function. Stimulating lectures include: “An Overview of Predators in South Africa”, “Introduction to Conservation”, “Perception of Sharks”, and more. Stuff you get to see firsthand.
“The Great White cage diving showed me a whole new side to sharks. I greatly appreciate them now. ” — Annie Booke, Charlotte, NC
Earn 3 college Natural Science credits while logging over 40 hours of community service. Learn basic tracking techniques. Plus, help biologists collect and analyze data to help with conservation efforts while also completing a research project of your own.
Three natural science college credits through Lesley University
25 hours of community service
TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
- Three college Natural Science credits through Lesley University
- Cage dive with Great White Sharks
- Visit the Natal Sharks Board
- Spend a night in the highest mountain range of Southern Africa
- Visit an African penguin colony
- Partake in daily game drives
- Collect and analyze research data
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At a Glance
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Community Service & College Credit
- 25 Hours
- 3 Credits
British Columbia Marine Mammal Ecology: Learn and work alongside marine scientists and researchers in the classroom and the ocean. Paddle alongside harbor seals, humpback whales, grey whales, Orcas and more! The beautiful B.C. coastline offers the perfect setting for studying these creatures in their natural habitats. >
- Experience Required
- Minimum 18 years old
- High school Graduate
- High school or college Biology
- Minimum GPA: 2.50
- Completed at least one semester at college or graduated high school over a year ago
- Cape Town
- Port St. Johns
- Simon's Town
- Siyafunda Research Reserve