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Six Senses is Offering a 10-Week Virtual Marine Biology Course for Kids

You can’t take that family vacation to the Maldives right now, but you and your kids can still study the archipelago’s marine life. By Veronica Inveen

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Apr 11, 2020

We can think of about a million reasons to love Six Senses—no B.S. sustainability programs, integrated wellness initiatives, dreamy hotel designs. Now, the brand is proving their greatness doesn’t simply end onsite. Since the world of travel has come to a screeching halt, hospitality groups around the globe are scampering to find ways to stay relevant. We were impressed when Six Senses started pushing out home gardening tutorials and virtual cooking classes for their #AtHomeWthSixSenses campaign, but their recent announcement of a 10-week junior marine biology program takes the cake.

The course is inspired by initiatives run by the conservation heroes at Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives. Through videos, demonstrations, activities and homework (!!), the team will help foster an understanding of marine biology and explain first-hand the importance of conserving the ocean while offering plenty of ways for you to help from home.

Although more suited towards younger audiences, the course is open to sea-lovers of all varieties. Learn about everything from manta rays to coral to turtles while exploring seagrass and mangroves around Laamu. Rumor has it they’ll even livestream a turtle hatching.

Six Senses Laamu’s Junior Marine Biology program has been running for a little over a year and was inspired by a young guest who wasn’t able to join his parents’ diving expedition but still wanted to get familiar with the island’s vibrant marine life. The program’s sessions are led by 10 different on-site biologists, who each specialize in a different aspect of marine science or science communication as part of their work with the Maldives Underwater Initiative. 

The program begins Monday, April 13, at 3:00 pm UK time. Head to #AtHomeWithSixSenses website or follow @SixSensesLaamu to tune in. 


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