21 Days for the Ocean Through hosting educational talks at various schools, White Shark Projects realized how little the school children of the Overstrand community know about the ocean lapping at their doorsteps. And so, motivated by a sense of responsibility, White Shark Projects launched an educational initiative called The…
White Shark Projects launched an awareness campaign aptly named “The 21 Days for the Ocean”. The 21 Days for the Ocean was born from the concept that it takes 21 days to break a habit. And White Shark Projects took it upon themselves to educate the Overstrand community on how…
Today the volunteers for White Shark Projects participated in a movie night with 6 children from Blommpark as a part of the 21 days of the Ocean. They were bussed over to our volunteer house where we had snacks laid out and a make shift movie theatre set up with…
The White Shark Projects team showed their support for the 21 Days for the Ocean
White Shark Projects organized an educational visit for the Jungle Tots Pre-Primary School to the South African Shark Conservancy. Fun & Games ruled the morning as giggles & squeals were only interrupted by questions of “why” and “can I eat that?” The SASC Interns had their hands full trying to…
Monday morning 6 kids from Gansbaai were whisked off to the Mother City for a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium. For most of them it was their first visit to Cape Town and definitely their first visit to an aquarium. Excitedly they all filed into the aquarium, not sure…
White Shark Projects treated a handful of kids to a first-in-a-lifetime-visit to the natural monument of Cape Town; The one, the only, the majestic Table Mountain! The kids were the winners of a little art competition which White Shark Projects arranged after an educational talk at their school in Gansbaai.…
Day 7 of our 21 days for the Ocean was unlike any other given Tuesday. White Shark Projects is proud to announce that 122 children from Masakhane in Gansbaai, collected over 380kg of recyclable litter. Litter which included plastic bottles, plastic bags, glass bottles, soda cans & carton boxes. 380kg…
Finally the day arrived! It was Friday the 3rd of October, day 8 of our 21 Days for the Ocean and I was walking through the streets of Hermanus with a massive cheque under my arm and an even bigger smile on my dial! I was on my way to…
On this 9th day of the 21 Days for the Ocean, I have an important question to ask:How do you get the man, woman & child on the street to care about the welfare of sharks?Especially when our days seem to be filled with an insurmountable amount of things to…
Sharks, the ocean & art? Sounds like a perfect combination! Add some cheese & wine and you have a total winner! White Shark Projects arranged an art exhibition to promote some local artists & to illustrate the beauty of the ocean. Naturally, the main prerequisite was that the artwork had…
Now what would an Ocean campaign be without including the gentle giants of Walker Bay? Our majestic Southern Right Whales are an integral part of our marine ecosystem as well as the cornerstone of our eco-tourism here in Hermanus. White Shark Projects invited members of the public to join them…
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White Shark Projects invited seven lucky kids from Gansbaai to attend a Shark Camp at The South African Shark Conservancy (SASC). On this sunny Friday morning the camp kicked off with an informative lecture on sharks, their ecosystems, fascinating facts and threats. Then came the fun part! The kids got…
We were brainstorming to come up with an idea on how to bring the local community on board our awareness campaign. And so we figured that perhaps by reminding the inhabitants of Hermanus of their rich history, it may invoke feelings of pride and subsequently a desire to conserve the…
Pledge to do your bit for the ocean and for the sharks! That is what White Shark Projects asked of 72 kids on Monday the 6th of October. Firstly we explained how they can help the ocean, what they can do and more importantly what they should not do. Secondly…
White Shark Projects invited the Overstrand Community to join them on Mosselriver Beach for an all important beach clean-up. Tots and Grans and everyone in-between arrived with plastic bags in hand to assist us. WSP crew explained the importance of clearing debris and litter from the beach and also the…
Hermanus is blessed with the awe-inspiring Atlantic Ocean lapping at its cliffs. And this combination of ocean & cliffs create some of the most spectacular vistas in the world. White Shark Projects took a mixed group of people, ranging in age from 11 – 52, on an educational walk on…
Every year between June and November, thousands of tourists from all over the world congregate here in Hermanus. The reason? Hermanus is renowned as one of the best landbased whale viewing locations in the world. Tourists flock to the cliff paths to witness jaw-dropping sightings of breaching Southern Right Whales.…
As a grand finale to our 21 Days for the Ocean, Tamzyn Zweig (The South African Shark Conservancy) and I (White Shark Projects) dropped in at the Hermanus Primary School for an educational visit. We were fortunate enough to meet with two groups of grade 4 pupils.
Could there possibly be a more interactive way to explore the ocean than in a sea-kayak? Exploring and learning are most definitely the supporting pillars of conservation. White Shark Projects were invited to join a group from Walker Bay Adventures on a kayaking trip in Walker Bay. From this close…
Wednesday the 15th of October was day 20 of our 21 Days for the Ocean. Crew & volunteers from White Shark Projects decided to drop in at the Boyshome in Kleinmond for an educational visit as part of our blue initiative.   Upon arrival they were greeted by 40 children…
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