Durban: 05082014 Zama Shandu , from Ushaka , with Nkosinathi Khwela (14), Sbahle Mdletshe (16) and Thingolwethu Made (15) from Brettonwood High School, Umbilo, she is explaining about all the ather craetures that gets cought in trawl net fishing. PICTURE :Jacques Naude

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Science is much more than test tubes, microscopes and laboratories, uShaka Sea World educators will be explaining this week.

“It is about fisheries, migratory patterns, fish stocks, populations and ocean currents and more besides,” they will say as schools and the public converge on uShaka Marine World as part of National Science Week, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology.

The programme for the week, which features a free Marine Science Exhibition in the uShaka Village Walk Beach Mall on Saturday and Sunday, celebrates the relevance of marine science today as well as into the future, and stresses that “science is for everyone”.

Grade 9 pupils from four high schools were invited to the exhibition. The schools have shown a keen interest in marine science.

On Tuesday, it was the turn of Brettonwood High School, Umbilo.

Scientists and marine biologists will also be available at the public exhibition to share their love of science.

The exhibition is open from 9am-4pm.