Help your children dive into the water world! Learn about oceans and the organisms that live there.
This course is ideal for students who have an interest on how the sea works. Sea Explorer offers participants an outlook on the marine environment from scientific to historical and nautical. The course consists of 8 two hour sessions weekly and a 4 hour field trip at the end of the course for a total of 20 hours. Each session will include lessons, videos, discussions and activities, directing students to the world of oceanography, marine biology and ecology, nautical history, and man’s impact and use on marine resources. The foundations of the course are based on teamwork, leadership, and a sense of community and participants will not only gain experience in the field, but also develop as individuals.
This course, which is open for children between 12 and 15, will be held at the Microsoft Innovation Centre, Skyparks, Malta International Airport, on Saturdays from 10.00 to 12.15 starting on 4th March 2017.
Course Fee: €150
To review our class schedule or for more information on how to attend the course, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
This module will provide a solid understanding of how the sea works, from currents to salinity and how the sea can be used as an energy source.
Marine Biology and Ecology
This module will look at the different organisms that populate the marine world and how they interact with each other.
Maritime History and Archaeology
This module will provide a history of how the seas evolved, including the creatures living within it, and how humanity has used the sea as a catalyst for civilization.
This module will focus on how islands are formed, the different geological formations found in the world's oceans and their natural resources
Sara Baldwin (Physical Oceanography module)
Sara’s passion for the sea comes from endless childhood days playing at sea with her friends. Sara believes that like Jacques Cousteau said “The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Sara attended University of Malta where she received a Bachelor Degree in Electrical & Electronics engineering. She furthered her studies by finishing a Master Degree in Oceanography. During her studies, Sara won a scholarship for an Oceanography Ship Base Training course, where this opportunity gave Sara an invaluable experience on-board a research vessel in the Adriatic Sea. After finishing her studies, Sara had an opportunity to work as a science teacher in a local school, which triggered the idea of opening a marine school for young students. During her free time, Sara enjoys practicing various hobbies, including trekking, swimming, snorkeling, diving and sailing.
Michael Refalo - (Marine Biology and Ecology)
Michael Refalo is a Malta University graduate in Chemistry and Biology and has worked within the Malta Council for Science & Technology (MCST), specifically on the dissemination of the Fifth, Sixth & Seventh Framework Programmes for Research, Technological Development & Demonstration. He was a National Contact Point (NCP) for the SME & Innovation Programme as well as the National Coordinator of FP6 and FP7 and he was also Manager of the National Research, Technological Development and Innovation Programme, Malta’s first funding mechanism for research.
Gabriel Farrugia - (Marine History and Archaeology)
Gabriel has a passion for the sea but especially it's historic and cultural value and he believes that through the ages the Mediterranean sea has brought civilizations together, determined politics and created trade. The Mediterranean sea is an essential part of our identity, Gabriel has graduated from the University of Malta with a BA hons degree in archaeology and is currently undergoing the reading of a MA course in Cultural sustainability and Tourism. In his free time Gabriel enjoys his much loved hobby of reenactment and historical interpretation, reading classic novels and performing on stage.