Science Engagement

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 Sorting the catch! Invertebrates form an important niche role in freshwater ecosystems Chief Scientist Prof Alan Whitfield reviews specimens brought in from the estuary collection trip with participants
Communicating one's science is important - the workshop encourages lively discussion 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