Science & Nature

African Animals: The Little Five

Visitors to South Africa are always keen to see the country's celebrated Big Five – neglecting a wealth of smaller animals. In this class, students will learn about Africa's less-famous Little Five [conservation, ecology, biology, zoology]
Shelby van der Merwe MBPsS
245 total reviews for this teacher
10 reviews for this class
Completed by 30 learners

45 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Jun 1

Meet once (1 day)
2:30pm - 3:15pm

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Class Experience

Students will learn about some of the smaller wildlife that can be found in Africa.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a specialisation in counselling. In the past, I have worked in primary and high schools offering individual & group counselling, life skills courses, and psychometric testing. I am currently working at a primary school as a learning support assistant.

My interests lie in child development and mental health awareness. I have also always had a passion for wildlife and have done extensive research on all of my class topics. 
Please could your child prepare to introduce themselves by comparing themselves to one  animal. For example: "My name is Shelby and I think I'm like a bottle nose dolphin because they swim really fast".
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class includes discussions about conservation status and poaching. There are also mentions of animals eating other animals. No graphic images are shown.
The material used in class has been compiled using dependable sources and my personal knowledge from growing up and living in South Africa for many years.


Shelby van der Merwe MBPsS
Lives in the United Kingdom
She/Her l Youth Worker l Advocate
245 total reviews
223 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Shelby. I am from South Africa but am currently living in London. I love travelling around the world and meeting new people.

I have a passion for education and working with children. I have a Bachelor's degree (with Honours) in... 
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