Science Engagement

Field work in a freshwater ecosystem Thabo Maake who is now working at SAIAB on his PhD (second from the rht - standing) and Mpho Ramoejane (second from the left - standing) on his MSc started their association with SAIAB at the 2007 Winter School Hands-on work with SAIAB aquatic biologist, Roger Bills
Chief Scientist Prof Alan Whitfield reviews specimens brought in from the estuary collection trip with participants Each participant receives a certificate of attendance Students getting practical experience in DNA sequencing in the Molecular Lab

SAIAB aims to

  • impact on values and attitudes of various sectors of the public through active engagement 
  • equip people with relevant information so they can take meaningful action that contributes towards the sustainable use of aquatic biodiversity.


Public Engagement activities at SAIAB supports its research:

  • Tours of the facility are limited to small groups and take place on Friday afternoons at 2.30pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

    Special arrangements for school groups may be made on request.
  • SAIAB has a number of environmental educational resources for schools. For more information see this link.

Please contact Vanessa Rouhani for more information