The Aquarium Foundation continues the Two Oceans Aquarium's 24-year history of inspiring people to care about our oceans. The Aquarium is a key player in raising environmental awareness through its high-quality exhibits, its conservation and education programmes, and its sustainability initiatives. It founded the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation, a Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation, to promote and expand on the excellent educational, conservation and research initiatives.
The Foundation continues to grow its wide range of public benefit activities while increasing positive social and environmental impact through sharing information and inspiring behaviour change. In 2019 we reached more than 110 000 children though our educational programmes, with more than 55 000 learners through our outreach programmes at under-resourced schools. Our environmental awareness campaigns reached almost 20 000 people through various presentations and collaborations on activations such as beach clean-ups. Our conservation and welfare teams rescued, rehabilitated and released more than 200 sea turtles and assisted with the disentanglement of more than 40 seals.
We continue 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 our oceans. Through our education and awareness efforts we want to empower communities to become agents of change for protecting our oceans.