The Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation is a South African non-profit, public benefit organisation focused on inspiring people to take action for the ocean, and building connections between communities and the marine ecosystem.
Founded in 2019, the Foundation continues the legacy of marine sciences education, conservation and research efforts of the Two Oceans Aquarium – a key player in environmental awareness, action and passion in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. The Foundation continues to expand its wide range of public benefit activities while increasing positive social and environmental impact through sharing information and inspiring behaviour change. The programmes relate to all the Sustainable Development Goals, with full alignment to SDG’s.
In 2019 the foundation reached more than 110 000 children through educational programmes, with more than 55 000 learners through outreach programmes at under-resourced schools. Two Ocean’s environmental awareness campaigns reached almost 20 000 people through various presentations and collaborations on activations such as beach clean-ups. Their conservation and welfare teams rescued, rehabilitated and released more than 200 sea turtles and assisted with the disentanglement of more than 40 seals.
The Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation continues to nurture and inspire the next generation of decisions makers and influencers, whether they are marine scientists, educators, innovators or in professional trade, they have the potential to be conservation champions to ensure the future well-being of the oceans. Through education and awareness efforts the foundation wants to empower communities to become agents of change for protecting oceans.