Environmental Science Education Programmes

Science Resources

Scientific resources are developed for beneficiaries to access knowledge and skills through self-directed learning to develop scientific competencies.  

Science Camps

Learners are hosted for a week of fun, hands-on science, where they conduct their mini-research projects and learn all about data gathering, analysis and presentation.

Educator workshops

Educators are encouraged and equipped to creatively teach science and incorporate monitoring and data gathering exercises in the classroom. SAEON runs teacher training workshops, awareness events, school visits and assists with the development of teaching resources and worksheets

Science Competitions

The SAEON Kids competition encourages learners to be curious and develop innovative environmental science projects.  The iNaturalist competition enables learners to explore their surroundings and collect biodiversity data. 

Latest Science Education News


Grassland Node’s first Science Camp

The NRF-SAEON Grassland Node hosted its first science camp for grade 9 learners from June 18-21, 2024, at Mkuze Game Reserve. Nineteen learners and four teachers from various schools engaged in scientific inquiry, field experiments, and computer workshops. The camp aimed to develop scientific skills, critical thinking, and data analysis, fostering an appreciation for science and nature.

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2024 Ocean Competition

The Department of Science & Innovations in partnership with NRF-SAEON invites you to participate in the 2024 Ocean Competition for learners from grades R-12 based in South Africa.
Find out more about this exciting competition!

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Blue Schools

Come find out more about Blue Schools! 🌊📚 It’s an ocean literacy program aimed at grades 6 to 11s. It’s open to everyone, even if you don’t live by the ocean!

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